Jonathan Edwards: The Dog Returns To its Vomit Again, And A Fool to His Folly

Men without any change of nature may seem for a while to forsake their sins and to become religious. They may reform past ways of wickedness that they used to live in. If vicious, they may become moral; if profane, they may become religious. They may refrain from the gratification of their lusts. They may … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards: The Dog Returns To its Vomit Again, And A Fool to His Folly

Jonathan Edwards – Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God. Section 1

There was scarcely a single person in the town, old or young, left unconcerned about the great things of the eternal world. Those who were wont to be the vainest and loosest, and those who had been disposed to think and speak lightly of vital and experimental religion, were now generally subject to great awakenings. … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards – Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God. Section 1

Jonathan Edwards – Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God. Section 2 A

In this town there has always been a great deal of talk about conversion and spiritual experiences; and therefore people in general had formed a notion in their own minds what these things were. But when they come to be the subjects of them, they find themselves much confounded in their notions, and overthrown in … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards – Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God. Section 2 A

Jonathan Edwards – Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God. Section 2 B

When awakenings first begin, their consciences are commonly most exercised about their outward vicious course, or other acts of sin; but afterwards are much more burdened with a sense of heart-sins, the dreadful corruption of their nature, their enmity against God, the pride of their hearts, their unbelief, their rejection of Christ, the stubbornness and … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards – Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God. Section 2 B

Jonathan Edwards – His Diary and Reflections – 1722

“I have greatly longed of late for a broken heart, and to lie low before God; and, when I ask for humility, I cannot bear the thoughts of being no more humble than other Christians. It seems to me, that though their degrees of humility may be suitable for them, yet it would be a … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards – His Diary and Reflections – 1722

Jonathan Edwards – A Reproof of Those Who Carelessly Neglect the Salvation of Christ

From the History of Redemption Sinners sometimes are ready to wonder why unbelief should be looked upon as a great sin; but if you consider what you have heard, how can you wonder? If this Saviour is so great, and this work so great, and such great things have been done in order to it; … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards – A Reproof of Those Who Carelessly Neglect the Salvation of Christ

Jonathan Edwards – Wicked Men Shall Be Most Extremely and Eternally Miserable In Another World

Preached July 1737 Men are naturally wicked men, as a viper is naturally poisonous. They are born with corrupt and wicked natures as a viper is brought forth with a poisonous nature. A young viper or serpent is of the same poisonous nature that the old one is. As soon as it begins to be, … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards – Wicked Men Shall Be Most Extremely and Eternally Miserable In Another World

Jonathan Edwards – He That Chastises the Heathen, Shall He Not Correct The Wickedness of His People?

The people of Judah and Jerusalem were followed with the most terrible judgments. They were beset by their enemies, the Chaldeans. They were besieged in their cities and there were to suffer the utmost difficulties so as to be brought to kill and eat the flesh of their own children, and many perished with famine. … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards – He That Chastises the Heathen, Shall He Not Correct The Wickedness of His People?

Jonathan Edwards – The Reason Many Profession Christians Live in Sin But Are Ignorant of It

Many men who live in ways which are not agreeable to the rules of God’s Word, yet are not sensible of it. And it is a difficult thing to make them so because the same lust that leads them into that evil way, blinds them in it. — Thus, if a man [lives] a way of malice … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards – The Reason Many Profession Christians Live in Sin But Are Ignorant of It

Jonathan Edwards – A Warning to Sleeping Professors, Slumbering While the Bridegroom Tarries

From Sermons on the Parable of the 10 Virgins. The doctrine of the day of judgment, in which men are taught that Christ will come with glory, majesty and mighty power on the clouds of heaven to judge the quick and dead, and that all, both small and great, must stand before him to give … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards – A Warning to Sleeping Professors, Slumbering While the Bridegroom Tarries