The Son of God sitting at the right hand of the Father in the throne room of Heaven—a perfect, eternal, and sinless being—is a daunting and intimidating image. Thomas Goodwin seeks not to diminish that truth, but to enhance it by ensuring the church that Jesus Christ is also still perfectly loving and astoundingly forgiving. His love for His people is pure, genuine, and humble. He is still the one who washed His disciples’ feet and met a sinner at the well. He is a compassionate and tender father who desires to encourage and uplift His children. Goodwin encourages Christians to endeavor to fully grasp this concept and to let it influence their own perception of and love for Christ. In understanding this truth, seeking to return that love, to the best of human ability, is the inevitable immediate response. To gratefully love in return is the only true reaction to realizing and feeling such an unconditional love from such a perfect God.
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Thomas Goodwin (October 5, 1600–February 23, 1680) was an English Puritan theologian and preacher. He was born in Norfolk in England as the oldest son of Richard and Catherine Goodwin. At the age of six, Goodwin, in his own words, “began to have some slighter workings of the Holy Spirit.” He attended Christ’s College in Cambridge, and was ordained as a preacher in 1625 and as a lecturer at Trinity Church in 1633.
In 1634, he resigned and in 1639 was forced to flee to the Netherlands to escape persecution.
After Goodwin returned to England, he became a member of the Westminster Assembly, and frequently preached in Parliament. In 1656, he also became chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. Along with John Owen, Thomas Goodwin was instrumental in writing the Westminster Confession of 1658.
In 1660, Goodwin returned to London and served as pastor of Fetter Lane Independent Church, where he remained until his death.