For where love is wanting, the beauty of all virtue is mere tinsel, is empty sound, is not worth a straw, nay more is offensive and disgusting.
I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.
None will ever be a good minister of the Word of God unless
he is first of all a good scholar.
He makes this favor common to all, because it is propounded to all, and not because it is in reality extended to all; for though Christ suffered for the sins of the whole world, and is offered through God’s benignity indiscriminately to all, yet all do not receive him.
~ on Romans 5:18