“Let us therefore proceed, Secondly, to offer evidence that the Christian doctrine of redemption is strengthened and aggrandized by the supposed magnitude of creation.
1. The Scripture teaches that God’s regard to man is an astonishing instance of condescension, and that on account of the disparity between him and the celestial creation. —” When I consider thy heavens,” saith David, ” the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him I” ” Will God in very deed,” saith Solomon, “dwell with men upon the earth?”
The Divine condescension towards man is a truth upon any system ; but, upon the supposition of the heavenly bodies being so many inhabited worlds, it is a truth full of amazement, and the foregoing language of David and Solomon is forcible beyond all conception. The idea of Him who upholds a universe of such extent “by the word of his praise them to eternal glory, as much surpasses all that philosophy calls great and noble, as the Creator surpasses the work of his hands.”
Excerpt From “The Gospel Its Own Witness”, 1799
Fuller, Andrew, The Works of Andrew Fuller. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2007.