"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" - Mark 16:15

Jonathan Edwards Quotes

Quotes by Jonathan Edwards

"The material universe exists only in the mind."

"Sin has so far prevailed that it has become universal."

"I assert that nothing ever comes to pass without a cause."

"Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected."

"Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life."

"Nothing sets a person so much out of the devils reach as humility."

"Many pray with their lips for that for which their hearts have no desire."

"The devil can counterfeit all the saving operations and graces of the Spirit of God."

"Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will."

"Resolved, never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life."

"To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here."

"The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted."

"Resolved to live with all my might while I do live, and as I shall wish I had done ten thousand ages hence."

"A greater absurdity cannot be thought of than a morose, hardhearted, covetous, proud, malicious Christian. "

"I make it my rule, to lay hold of light and embrace it, wherever I see it, though held forth by a child or an enemy."

"True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will."

"As grace is first from God, so it is continually from him, as much as light is all day long from the sun, as well as at first dawn or at sun-rising."

"The bodies of those that made such a noise and tumult when alive, when dead, lie as quietly among the graves of their neighbors as any others."

"The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh."

"Family education and order are some of the chief means of grace; if these are duly maintained, all the means of grace are likely to prosper and become effectual."

"We cannot believe that the church of God is already possessed of all that light which God intends to give it; nor that all Satan's lurking places have already been found out."

"Christ appears gloriously exalted above all evil, in his resurrection and ascension into heaven. When Christ rose from the dead, then it appeared that he was above death, which, though it had taken him captive, could not hold him."

"By Christ's purchasing redemption, two things are intended: his satisfaction and his merit; the one pays our debt, and so satisfies; the other procures our title, and so merits. The satisfaction of Christ is to free us from misery; the merit of Christ is to purchase happiness for us."

"Satan has highly exalted himself, and greatly prevailed. He is vastly superior in his natural capacity and abilities to mankind. He was originally one of the highest rank of creatures, but proudly exalted himself in rebellion against God in heaven. We are told, that pride was the condemnation of the devil. (1 Tim. 3:6) He became proud of his own superior dignity and mighty abilities, and the glory which his Creator had put upon him. And [he] probably thought it too much to submit to the Son of God, and attempted to exalt his throne above him."

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