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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 16, Krista rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction. He was a bit difficult to understand in some places and I didn't really get into him the way that I did for say: Martin Luther. Nevertheless, there are some excellent piece of theology in here and some very good quotes. I especially liked his 'Farewell Sermon' where he talked about the duties of the family. I thought it was particularly pertinent to our current society where family does not seem to be as important as it used to be.
This quote about summed it up for me: "Every Christian family oug He was a bit difficult to understand in some places and I didn't really get into him the way that I did for say: Martin Luther. This quote about summed it up for me: "Every Christian family ought to be as it were a little church, consecrated to Christ, and wholly influenced and governed by his rules. And family education and order are some of the chief of the means of grace.
If these fail, all other means are likely to prove ineffectual. Jan 07, Andrew Strenn rated it it was amazing. What an excellent book. I greatly enjoyed reading this book. If you are a fan of Johathan Edwards or even if you aren't , I highly recommend that you read this book. This book is a collection of seven JE sermons along with an Introduction that gives a kind of background and biographical sketch of Edwards.
It is a more glorious work of power to rescue a soul out of the hands of the devil, and from the powers of darkness, and to bring it into a state of salvation, than to confer holiness where there was no prepossession or opposition.
That there is such a thing as a Spiritual and Divine Light, immediately imparted to the soul by God, of a different nature from any that is obtained by natural means. But this spiritual light that I am speaking of, is quite a different thing from inspiration: it reveals no new doctrine, it suggests no new proposition to the mind, it teaches no new thing of God, or Christ, or another world, not taught in the Bible, but only gives a due apprehension of those things that are taught in the word of God.
Sin is the ruin and misery of the soul; it is destructive in its nature; and if God should leave it without restraint, there would need nothing else to make the soul perfectly miserable. As they have the public society under their care and power, so they have advantage to promote the public interest every way; and if they are such rulers as have been spoken of, they are some of the greatest blessings to the public. Therefore, the wise man says, Eccles. When he was in the room, only his presence was sufficient to maintain decency; though many were there that were accounted gentlemen and great men, who otherwise were disposed to take a much greater freedom in their talk and behavior than they dared to do in his presence.
The Judge will not only declare justice, but he will do justice between ministers and their people. He will declare what is right between them, approving him that has been just and faithful, and condemning the unjust; and perfect truth and equity shall take place in the sentence which he passes, in the rewards he bestows and the punishments which he inflicts.
If you love great sermons, this must be added to your reading list. As I read "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," I could tell why people responded to this sermon with such great passion. You can still feel the Holy Spirit working as you read this sermon and many more. This is not easy reading because we have become imbeciles when it comes to the English language. Edwards, being led by the Spirit, was able to If you love great sermons, this must be added to your reading list.
Edwards, being led by the Spirit, was able to turn a phrase.
Also, you could get your toes stepped on if you are a believer and especially if you are not a believer. Read and enjoy!! Jun 18, Bryan rated it liked it Shelves: leadership , christian-studies. The rating is purely based on this version of the text. The digital rendition had line breaks and page breaks that were unnatural to read.
https://cionotisita.ml The Sermons themselves, this was the second time I have read these works and enjoyed them again. Dec 20, Ronald L Brown rated it it was amazing. Fabulous book! I am sure the modern evangelical church would have nothing to do with Jonathan Edwards. Although he suggests that all human beings are born with innate depravity, by living a good life, this can be overcome. There is a lack of the typology present in many other Puritan writings and instead of integrating this aspect, Edwards instead focuses on the present actions of individuals, rather than the prophesy or the lives of scriptural figures.
To the Puritan Jonathan Edwards, and along the lines of irresistible grace, sinners are only kept on earth because God is not ready to take them yet. For it is said when that due time, or appointed time comes…then they shall be left to fall, as they are inclined by their own weight" Edwards While Edwards who came quite a bit later than Winthrop was beginning to see a deterioration in many of the motivating principles behind the Puritan and religious immigration to America, his predecessor, John Winthrop came at a time when the colonies were new.
As a governor in the newly-founded Massachusetts Bay Colony and prominent religious and civic person, Winthrop saw it as his duty to remind fellow Puritans of why they came and the importance of what they were doing. To John Winthrop , the new communities that were being set up were a test of sorts as they would either serve as a model for or warning against the new religious communities. While Edwards gave much credence to the idea of irresistible grace and innate depravity, Winthrop urged his people to act their best and live up to the standards God would want.
He was more based in the tradition of covenant theology as he believed that every individual had particular duties and roles to fulfill. Furthermore, Winthop relies more on typology and presents models of behavior from stories from the bible. The main difference between these two early writers is not only in these few details, but rather in their approaches and reasons for what they wrote.
In many ways, it seems as though he saw the potential for a utopia to exist in the new land. Edwards, however, was on the other side of the Puritan movement. When he gave his sermon discussed above, he was fearing new influences on the pure values that Winthrop and other religious leaders founded and feared that the people of the new land were digressing into increasing sin and depravity.
Winthrop also communicated through sermons. For instance, Winthrop sees it as a Christian duty to help the needy, no matter what the cost. He details at length the importance of doing this and by doing so he is expressing his hope for a utopian Christian community based on ideals expressed in the bible. His answer to this and other questions is that it is only by being a true generous Christian that one is fulfilling his or her covenant with God and this, rather than the threat of hell, is the way to righteousness and salvation.
Edwards also seemed to believe that God was just, but he is presented in a more harsh light.