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Church History: Jonathan Edwards

By Bruce Gore - Posted at Sermon Audio: Direct Link:  (17) 36. Jonathan Edwards - YouTube

It's Not Enough to be Right

 By Stephen Steele - Posted at Gentle Reformation: It’s been well said that it’s possible to win the argument but lose the person. Similarly, it’s possible to be on the right side of a debate, but conduct ourselves in a way which undoes any good that might have come from it. That’s something which Jonathan Edwards highlights in a 1737 sermon on a lesser-known Bible character – the ‘wise woman’ from the city of Abel (2 Samuel 20:19). Although we don’t know her name, she was, to quote the title of Edwards’ sermon, ‘Peaceable and faithful, amid division and strife’ . A time of division This time of division in Israel had seen the rejection of God’s anointed king, David, in favour of his son Absalom. (This of course pictures the rejection of ‘the true David, the rightful king of the church’). Absalom’s death brought an end to the conflict, but there were still clear tensions between the tribes, and a man called Sheba saw the opportunity to exploit them and lead another rebellion. Yet amids

The Federal Vision: Halfway Covenant Mythology

By Pastor Adam Kuehner - Posted at Sermon Audio: Direct Link:  Halfway Covenant Mythology | SermonAudio

Presbyterians and the American Revolution: Abased and Abounding

By Bruce Gore - Posted at YouTube : Source:  15. Abased and Abounding (3/6/2022) - YouTube

Presbyterians and the American Revolution: A Tale of Two Jonathans

By Bruce Gore - Posted at YouTube: Source:  14. A Tale of Two Jonathans (2/27/2022) - YouTube

Presbyterians and the American Revolution: A New Aristocracy

By Bruce Gore - Posted at YouTube : Source:  11. A New Aristocracy (1/23/2022) - YouTube

Presbyterians and the American Revolution: The Great Awakening Extends its Reach

By Bruce Gore - Posted at YouTube: Source:  10. The Great Awakening Extends its Reach - YouTube

Christian Biographies: Jonathan Edwards

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

Pilgrim Life

By T.M. Moore - Posted at The Fellowship of Ailbe : Keep your eye on the end of our journey. Guardian of Time (6) Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion. Psalm 84.5-7 The journey of faith In his sermon, “The Christian Pilgrim,” Jonathan Edwards elaborated the idea of the Christian life as a journey. There is an end to the journey, and they travel most efficiently who keep that end in sight, so as not to become distracted along the way. We are travelers, pilgrims, and we must neither dawdle nor delay in making progress toward the vision of Christ and His Kingdom. This message of Edwards dovetails nicely with his sermon on “The Preciousness of Time” and provides a framework for thinking about the life of faith that can help us in redeeming the time of our liv

A Jonathan Edwards Warning Label

Westminster Bookstore By Shane Lems - Posted at The Reformed Reader : Many of our readers may know that some in the new Calvinist movement are huge fans of Jonathan Edwards. For example, John Piper constantly refers to Edwards and was very much influenced by his writings. However brilliant and helpful Edwards is, there are some troublesome spots in his theology and philosophy. We can benefit from Edwards’ writings, but we also need to remember that Edwards had his flaws and is not the best example of solid, Reformed confessional theology. On this topic, here’s a blog post I wrote back in 2012: Near the end of Josiah Bull’s biography of John Newton , there’s a quote by Newton that is somewhat critical of the great American theologian Jonathan Edwards. Here it is: “Mr. Edwards was an excellent man, but some of his writings are too metaphysical, and particularly that book [ The Freedom of the Will ]. If I understand it, I think it rather establishes fatalism and necessity tha