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52 Life Changing Quotes By Jonathan Edwards On Life, Faith, Grace And More

Famous As: Preacher, Theologian, Philosopher
Born On: October 5, 1703
Died On: March 22, 1758
Born In: East Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Died At Age: 54
Jonathan Edwards was an eminent American philosopher, Congregationalist, protestant theologian and revivalist preacher. He held to the ‘Reformed theology’ just like most of the ‘Puritans’. He played a pivotal role in the religious revival known as ‘The First Great Awakening’. This led to the revolution of the Protestant religion in British America and Europe during the mid 18th century. As a theologian, his thoughts, works and preaching covered various aspects of Christian religion however, he was primarily considered as a pioneer in Calvinism or Reformed faith. We have rounded some notable and inspiring quotes and sayings by Jonathan Edwards which are till date quoted extensively. Go through the quotable quotations and thoughts by Jonathan Edwards on free-will, major, God, live, glory, happiness, creature, beautiful, music, travel, content, God, best, power, liberty, pass, friendship, heart etc.
God’s purpose for my life was that I have a passion for God’s glory and that I have a passion for my joy in that glory, and that these two are one passion.

God’s purpose for my life was that I have a passion for God’s glory and that I have a passion for my joy in that glory, and that these two are one passion.

Jonathan Edwards
Of all the knowledge that we can ever obtain, the knowledge of God, and the knowledge of ourselves, are the most important.

Of all the knowledge that we can ever obtain, the knowledge of God, and the knowledge of ourselves, are the most important.

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

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

Jonathan Edwards
Lord, stamp eternity on my eyeballs.

Lord, stamp eternity on my eyeballs.

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

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

Jonathan Edwards
Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind.

Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind.

Jonathan Edwards
You contribute nothing to your salvation except the sin that made it necessary.

You contribute nothing to your salvation except the sin that made it necessary.

Jonathan Edwards
He that has doctrinal knowledge and speculation only, without affection, never is engaged in the business of religion.

He that has doctrinal knowledge and speculation only, without affection, never is engaged in the business of religion.

Jonathan Edwards
Truth is the agreement of our ideas with the ideas of God.

Truth is the agreement of our ideas with the ideas of God.

Jonathan Edwards
Godliness is more easily feigned in words than in actions

Godliness is more easily feigned in words than in actions

Jonathan Edwards
Resolved, that I will live so, as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.

Resolved, that I will live so, as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.

Jonathan Edwards
How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake him here?

How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake him here?

Jonathan Edwards
Seek not to grow in knowledge chiefly for the sake of applause, and to enable you to dispute with others; but seek it for the benefit of your souls.

Seek not to grow in knowledge chiefly for the sake of applause, and to enable you to dispute with others; but seek it for the benefit of your souls.

Jonathan Edwards
Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering.

Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering.

Jonathan Edwards
From love arises hatred of those things which are contrary to what we love, or which oppose and thwart us in those things that we delight in.

From love arises hatred of those things which are contrary to what we love, or which oppose and thwart us in those things that we delight in.

Jonathan Edwards
Holiness appeared to me to be of a sweet, pleasant, charming, serene, calm nature; which brought an inexpressible purity, brightness, peacefulness and ravishment to the soul.

Holiness appeared to me to be of a sweet, pleasant, charming, serene, calm nature; which brought an inexpressible purity, brightness, peacefulness and ravishment to the soul.

Jonathan Edwards
True weanedness from the world don't consist in being beat off from the world by the affliction of it, but a being drawn off by the sight of something better.

True weanedness from the world don't consist in being beat off from the world by the affliction of it, but a being drawn off by the sight of something better.

Jonathan Edwards
One of these grand defects, as I humbly conceive, is this, that children are habituated to learning without understanding.

One of these grand defects, as I humbly conceive, is this, that children are habituated to learning without understanding.

Jonathan Edwards
Nothing sets a Christian so much out of the devil's reach than humility.

Nothing sets a Christian so much out of the devil's reach than humility.

Jonathan Edwards
Grace is the seed of glory, the dawning of glory in the heart, and therefore grace is the earnest of the future inheritance.

Grace is the seed of glory, the dawning of glory in the heart, and therefore grace is the earnest of the future inheritance.

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

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

Jonathan Edwards
Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.

Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.

Jonathan Edwards
By the grace of God we will never pluck unripe fruit. We will never press people to decision, because we'll lead them to damnation and not salvation.

By the grace of God we will never pluck unripe fruit. We will never press people to decision, because we'll lead them to damnation and not salvation.

Jonathan Edwards
Men will trust in God no further than they know Him; and they cannot be in the exercise of faith in Him one ace further than they have a sight of His fulness and faithfulness in exercise.

Men will trust in God no further than they know Him; and they cannot be in the exercise of faith in Him one ace further than they have a sight of His fulness and faithfulness in exercise.

Jonathan Edwards
When indeed it is in God we live, and move, and have our being. We cannot draw a breath without his help.

When indeed it is in God we live, and move, and have our being. We cannot draw a breath without his help.

Jonathan Edwards
All earthly desires are but streams, but God is the ocean.

All earthly desires are but streams, but God is the ocean.

Jonathan Edwards
[the Devil]... stands waiting for them, like greedy hungry lions that see their prey, and expect to have it...

[the Devil]... stands waiting for them, like greedy hungry lions that see their prey, and expect to have it...

Jonathan Edwards
If there be such a distinguishing excellency in divine things, tis rational to suppose that there may be such a thing as seeing it.

If there be such a distinguishing excellency in divine things, tis rational to suppose that there may be such a thing as seeing it.

Jonathan Edwards
Being sensible that I am unable to do any thing without God's help, I do humbly entreat Him, by His grace, to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to His will, for Christ's sake.

Being sensible that I am unable to do any thing without God's help, I do humbly entreat Him, by His grace, to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to His will, for Christ's sake.

Jonathan Edwards
Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is to life.

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

Jonathan Edwards
We ought not to limit God where He has not limited Himself.

We ought not to limit God where He has not limited Himself.

Jonathan Edwards
Grace of God in bestowing this gift is most free. It was what God was under no obligation to bestow: he might have rejected fallen man, as he did the fallen angels. It

Grace of God in bestowing this gift is most free. It was what God was under no obligation to bestow: he might have rejected fallen man, as he did the fallen angels. It

Jonathan Edwards
Nothing grieves me so much as that I cannot live constantly to God’s glory.

Nothing grieves me so much as that I cannot live constantly to God’s glory.

Jonathan Edwards
All our good is more apparently from God, because we are first naked and wholly without any good, and afterwards enrich with all good.

All our good is more apparently from God, because we are first naked and wholly without any good, and afterwards enrich with all good.

Jonathan Edwards
Oh, the closest walk with God is the sweetest heaven that can be enjoyed on earth!

Oh, the closest walk with God is the sweetest heaven that can be enjoyed on earth!

Jonathan Edwards
Tis a more glorious effect of power to make that holy that was so depraved and under the domination of sin than to confer holiness on that which before had nothing of the contrary.

Tis a more glorious effect of power to make that holy that was so depraved and under the domination of sin than to confer holiness on that which before had nothing of the contrary.

Jonathan Edwards
None that will come to Christ, let his condition be what it will, need to fear but that Christ will provide a place suitable for him in heaven.

None that will come to Christ, let his condition be what it will, need to fear but that Christ will provide a place suitable for him in heaven.

Jonathan Edwards
Our Redeemer, who was infinitely the most wonderful example of love that was ever witnessed.

Our Redeemer, who was infinitely the most wonderful example of love that was ever witnessed.

Jonathan Edwards
O! one hour with God infinitely exceeds all the pleasures and delights of this lower world.

O! one hour with God infinitely exceeds all the pleasures and delights of this lower world.

Jonathan Edwards
The harder the heart is, the more dead is it in sin, and the more unable to exert good affections and acts.

The harder the heart is, the more dead is it in sin, and the more unable to exert good affections and acts.

Jonathan Edwards
Greatest concern is not for your health, or temporal welfare, but for the good of your soul. Though

Greatest concern is not for your health, or temporal welfare, but for the good of your soul. Though

Jonathan Edwards
My soul longs to feel itself more of a pilgrim and stranger here below; that nothing may divert me from pressing through the lonely desert, till I arrive at my Father’s house.

My soul longs to feel itself more of a pilgrim and stranger here below; that nothing may divert me from pressing through the lonely desert, till I arrive at my Father’s house.

Jonathan Edwards
This glorious Person came down from heaven to be ‘the Light of the world,’ that by him the beauty of the Deity might shine forth, in the brightest and fullest manner, to the children of men.

This glorious Person came down from heaven to be ‘the Light of the world,’ that by him the beauty of the Deity might shine forth, in the brightest and fullest manner, to the children of men.

Jonathan Edwards
Evangelical faith has the gospel of Christ for its foundation;

Evangelical faith has the gospel of Christ for its foundation;

Jonathan Edwards
Whatever is absolutely valuable in itself and is also capable of being sought and obtained by God is his ultimate end in creating the world.

Whatever is absolutely valuable in itself and is also capable of being sought and obtained by God is his ultimate end in creating the world.

Jonathan Edwards
Tis a more glorious effect of power to make that holy that was so depraved and under dominion of sin, than to confirm holiness on that which before had nothing of the contrary.

Tis a more glorious effect of power to make that holy that was so depraved and under dominion of sin, than to confirm holiness on that which before had nothing of the contrary.

Jonathan Edwards
The good Lord grant, that false religion may cease, and true religion prevail through the earth!

The good Lord grant, that false religion may cease, and true religion prevail through the earth!

Jonathan Edwards
Resolved, to endeavor to obtain for myself as much happiness in the other world as I possibly can, with all the power, might, vigor, and vehemence, yea violence, I am capable of.

Resolved, to endeavor to obtain for myself as much happiness in the other world as I possibly can, with all the power, might, vigor, and vehemence, yea violence, I am capable of.

Jonathan Edwards
There is no such thing as excess in our taking of this spiritual food. There is no such virtue as temperance in spiritual feasting.

There is no such thing as excess in our taking of this spiritual food. There is no such virtue as temperance in spiritual feasting.

Jonathan Edwards
The presbyterian way has ever appeared to me most agreeable to the word of God, and the reason and nature of things;

The presbyterian way has ever appeared to me most agreeable to the word of God, and the reason and nature of things;

Jonathan Edwards
If a sight of Christ's outward glory might give a rational assurance of His divinity, why might not an apprehension of He is spiritual glory do so too?

If a sight of Christ's outward glory might give a rational assurance of His divinity, why might not an apprehension of He is spiritual glory do so too?

Jonathan Edwards
... it is for God, when he pleases, to cast his enemies down to hell...

... it is for God, when he pleases, to cast his enemies down to hell...

Jonathan Edwards