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"Religious Affections" - How to Discern Genuine Affections by Jonathan Edwards

May 1, 2015

 

MEFC Family,

 

The plan for the church blog this summer is to allow the great puritan Jonathan Edwards to speak to us through his work, "Religious Affections," which was first published in 1746. I have the privilege of posting a short daily excerpt from this book over the next 3 months. In the coming days, my aim is that we all might carefully examine our own hearts and decipher more fully between religious feelings or experiences and genuine affections for God. I pray the words and instruction of Edwards would point us towards Jesus and allow us to taste and see that the Lord is good (Ps. 34:8).

 

"And whether I have suceeded to bring any light to this subject or no, and however my attempts may be reproached in these captious and censorious times, I hope in the mercy of a gracious God for the acceptance of the sincerity of my endeavours; and hope also for the candour and prayers of the true followers of the meek and charitable lamb of God."

 

-Jonathan Edwards. "The Relgious Affections." Dover Publications, Inc: Mineola, New York. (1746) 2013. p.20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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