Jonathan Edwards on True Christianity (The Essential Edwards Collection)
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- Format:Kindle eBook
- Language:English (Published)
- Media:Kindle Edition
- Edition:New Edition
- Publication Date:January 21, 2010
What is a true Christian? What is the church? Though these are fundamental
questions they often go unanswered in our current evangelical context. Far too many
pastors and thinkers celebrate the trappings of faith and the mere benefits of Christianity,
ignoring the biblical testimony on true conversion that shouts from countless texts
This has fed an age-old problem: nominal Christianity. Though
Edwards is sometimes presented as a scourge, a mean-hearted parson who lived to
belt out thunderous damnations, a careful study of the historical record and of
Edwards' writings shows that he was in fact a Christian man devoted to the cultivation
of true and saving faith in a spiritually fickle people he tenaciously loved.
problem of noncommittal Christianity did not end with Edwards. It not only survives
but thrives in the current day. In studying it then, we are studying ourselves.
We see that nominal Christianity, a considerable challenge today, has historic roots.
We need not face this problem alone, growing more discouraged by the day, flailing
as we try method after method to address the problem. Instead, we can find solace,
instruction, and encouragement from the biblically saturated life and ministry of
Easily accessible and readable, you do not need to be a
scholar to enjoy these insights about Jonathan Edwards and his writings.
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