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Jonathan Edwards, on this date 7/8/1741,


preached his famous sermon,


Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”


This was delivered at Enfield,Connecticut. 

He was a Congregationalist minister and author. 

Enfield is a few miles south of the Massachusetts line,

on the east side of the Connecticut River.

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“Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.”

 “Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life”

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

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

 “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”

 The above are said to be the words of J. Edwards, exact source unknown.

 Jonathan Edwards was born this date, 10/5/1703, at East Windsor, Connecticut. He was a  notable philosopher, a naturalist, a theologian and a powerful minister in his day. His name is associated with his famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” delivered 7/8/1741. Edwards died 3/22/1758, at Princeton, New Jersey.

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Jonathan Edwards died this date, 3/22/1758, at Princeton, New Jersey.  He became a powerful preacher, an evangelical theologian, and missionary to the American Indians. His daughter, Jerusha Edwards (one of his eleven children), would perhaps have married David Brainerd had David not died prematurely.  Edwards was born 10/5/1703, at East Windsor, Connecticut.

Edwards became a beleiver inoculations, was inoculated for small pox and died from the inoculations.

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