“Are not all God’s attributes His nature, His justice as well as mercy? His hatred of sin, as well as the love of His creature?
And is not that nature of His pure act, and therefore active, and therefore provokes all His will to manifest these His attributes upon all occasions?
Doth not justice boil within Him against sin, as well as His bowels of mercy yearn towards the sinner?
Is not the plot of reconciliation His masterpiece, wherein He means to bring all His attributes upon the stage?”
–Thomas Goodwin, “Of Christ the Mediator,” The Works of Thomas Goodwin, Volume 5 (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage, 1862/2021), 5: 16.