The Bible teaches that foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child. How foolish is it to say, “Child, look to yourself, a fool, to become wise and of noble character.” Character is like a vineyard. It needs to be cultivated and cared for with precision to produce the best fruit. In order […]Read More Who is Sarah Pierrepont Edwards?
(A letter by Jonathan Edwards, addressed to a young lady in the year 1741) My dear young friend, As you desired me to send you, in writing, some directions how to conduct yourself in your Christian course, I would now answer your request. The sweet remembrance of the great things I have lately seen at […]Read More Directions how to conduct yourself in your Christian course
God is Very Angry at the Sins of Children – Puritan Jonathan Edwards 2 Kings 2:23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go […]Read More God is Very Angry at the Sins of Children – Puritan Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards was no exception. As a boy, Edwards struggled with questions regarding God’s sovereignty in salvation. He later remarked that he was “full of objections against the doctrine…. It used to appear like a horrible doctrine to me.” (Cited in George M. Marsden, Jonathan Edwards: A Life, 40.) Put bluntly, the young Edwards hated Calvinistic […]Read More Submitting to the Sovereignty of God