Thursday Book Review – Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards


A while back I wrote about Jonathan Edwards testimony, which you can read here, and at the time I was working my way through his treasured work Religious Affections. It took me a little longer to finish this book due to its length, and dutiful use of the Word. It was well worth the read! It was published in 1746, written by the American theologian who helped kick off the first Great Awakening.

One of the best parts about this book is that everything Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) speaks of he gives multiple verses to back up. This makes reading the book a lot like having a long, edifying, Bible study with the great theologian. It still has so much relevance in the body of Christ today.

I recommend this book to anyone questioning their own affections for Christ, or those that win souls and wish to better judge whether others are in the faith. This book is in the public domain so it’s accessible in pdf form, audible form, Kindle form, or you can purchase your own copy. As always beloved, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

https://www.ccel.org/ccel/edwards/affections.html

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Twisted Tuesday – Replacement Theology

#ReplacementTheology

Let Everyman be a liar and Gods Word true.

Has God transferred His promise from Israel to the Church? This is a strange viewpoint held by many throughout the history of the Church. It was probably an easier sell before Israel became its own nation again. For me, the answer is clear. God means what He says, He keeps His Word, and He knows the end from the beginning. 


Had God wanted the promises He made to Israel to really be promises for the Church than He would have said so. Gods plan for the Church is separate from His plan for Israel. This is clearest when we look at the women often compared to both. Israel is often seen as the woman giving birth. The Church is always dipected as a virgin bride. Two separate groups of people with distinct roles. 


Why is this important? Any thought that leads to God being a liar, or in error, is a direct affront against His sovereignty. We need to be careful when we muse about different ideas and opinions to take the whole counsel of Gods Word. This is why I extol you, beloved, earnestly, to be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

Historical Theology – Lectures by Dr. Nathan Busenitz

#Dr.NathanBusenitz #HistoricalTheology #MastersSeminary

Hello again beloved friends, I just wanted to take a quick moment to recommend this lecture series on historical theology. It’s not just absolutely fascinating, it’s also pertinent to the times we’re living in. There are so many theological falsehoods today, it’s helpful to ground yourself with a greater knowledge of the historical beliefs of the church.


I find this to be particularly imperative for the leaders of the church, and the men in each household. My daughter is 6 and she wants to be exactly like daddy (that’s her wearing his glasses up top) I am so blessed to be able to teach her, and we have a lot of fun learning, however when daddy speaks she hangs on every word. Perhaps that’s the case in your home? That makes a clear understanding of theology even more important. We need to know how to correct our brothers in sisters lovingly, and also how to teach those under us.

I hope you will all find this as interesting, and instructive, as I have!