God’s Goodness To Mankind Is Like The Impartial Sun Which Always Shines

“…He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45
“It is God’s goodness which causes the sun to warm the earth, and the rain to fertilize it. But is this goodness impartial? Certainly. The sun shines upon all men; the rain falls upon all men. It was not possible for the divine Teacher to have referred to any thing more impartial than the shining of the sun, and the falling of the rain. But is this goodness unchangeable, as well as impartial? It surely is. The sun has always shed his beams upon the earth from the beginning of the world, and the rain has always descended in its season. The sin of man has never arrested the shining of the sun; his injustice has never prevented the falling of the rain. All his sin, iniquity, and wickedness have never been able to change the goodness of God, or divert it from its steady purpose. When Jesus, therefore, referred to God’s perfection, he referred to His impartial, unchangeable GOODNESS.” — Thomas Whittemore

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