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Christian Biographies: Jonathan Edwards

By Dr. Richard D. Phillips - Posted at Sermon Audio :

“First Called Christians”

By David Clark Brand - Posted at The Christian Observer : "So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians." – Acts 11:25-26 ESV “The First Colonial Event” 1739-1742 America’s First Great Awakening was identified by Harvard’s Perry Miller as “the first colonial event.” In the midst of this event George Whitefield (1714-70), aware that his friend John Wesley had adopted Arminian theology, wrote to this Methodist leader urging him to stay in England. Whitefield explained that in America God was blessing the biblical message as it had been expounded by the incomparable scholar John Calvin. [1] In fact, the 1734 revival at Northampton, Massachusetts, which preceded Whitefield’s preaching tour, was precipitated by Jonathan Edwards’ preaching on the subject of “Justification by Faith Alone