America’s greatest theologian was Jonathan Edwards. Edwards’ preaching and theological writings still have a strong influence on today’s church. Recently, some of our pastors were fortunate to attend an ‘Expositor’s Conference’ in Mobile that taught about the lives of some of the reformers and puritans. Edwards, an 18th Century Puritan, was the focus of one of our sessions.
I thought it would be beneficial to share some of the influences on Edwards’ life that shaped Him into a man that was ‘God-enthralled’ in all that he did. We all certainly want to be motivated by the ‘glory of God’ the way that Jonathan Edwards was.
Edwards was a remarkable thinker who was proficient in handling the Scriptures. Both his father and his grandfather pastored for nearly sixty years each. So Edwards grew up being trained in the scriptures, the Westminster Shorter Catechism and reformed theology. What a joy it is for us, as parents and grandparents, to be able to train our children in similar catechisms which are foundational to understanding biblical doctrine. Take full advantage of faithfully teaching (more…)