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The Freedom of the Will This book contains a detailed inquiry into the prevailing theory regarding the freedom of the will and human determinism.  First published in 1754. This is probably one of the most important theological works ever published in America.  Edwards refutes the false doctrine that says, "Human beings have the ability to be righteous and thus saved by the exercise of their own free will."  This book in Hardcover was last selling for $27.95 at and has 348 pages, but is included, in its entirety on the BBB-CD. Jonathan Edwards
Religious Affections Jonathan Edwards, the central figure in New England's first Great Awakening, offers here his most detailed description of the signs--true and false--of revival, while highlighting the role truly balanced emotions play within the Christian life. He takes a long, hard look at the evidence of true conversion--the fruit that comes from living like Christ. It is not enough to do "Christian" things--for without an authentic, selfless service motivated by the Holy Spirit, our works are empty.

This work in published form is a book of 515 pages (only 378 pages are actually Edwards' text which is included here) and had retailed for $16.99 at and was discounted to $11.55 (plus shipping). It is yours as part of the BBB-CD.
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Bible The Scripture is the Word of God - "All scripture is given by inspiration of God." [2 Timothy 3:16] Jonathan Edwards
Christian Life [01] The Character of Paul an Example to Christians - "Brethren, be followers of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example." [Philippians 3:17] Jonathan Edwards
Christian Life [02]

The Christian Pilgrim:  The True Christian's Life a Journey Toward Heaven - "And confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things, declare plainly that they seek a country." [Hebrews 11:13, 14]

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Christian Life [03]

The Portion of the Righteous - "But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that worketh good." [Romans 2:10]

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The Church's Marriage to Her Sons, and to Her God - "Thy land shall be married. For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee." [Isaiah 62:4, 5]

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Dishonesty Dishonesty: The Sin of Theft and of Injustice - "Thou shalt not steal." [Exodus 20:15] Jonathan Edwards
Election Christians a Chosen Generation, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation, A Peculiar People - "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." [1 Peter 2:9] Jonathan Edwards
Excommunication The Nature and End of Excommunication - "But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no not to eat." [1 Corinthians 5:11] Jonathan Edwards
Farewell A Farewell Sermon - "As also you have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus." [ 2 Corinthians 1:14] Jonathan Edwards
Giving Christian Charity - "If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: but thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth. Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the Lord against thee, and it be sin unto thee. Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land." [Deuteronomy 15:7-11] Jonathan Edwards
Glory of God God Glorified in Man's Dependence - "No flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." [1 Corinthians 1:29-31] Jonathan Edwards
God God the Best Portion of the Christian - "Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee." [Psalm 73:25] Jonathan Edwards
Grace [01] All True Grace in the Heart Tends to Holy Practice in the Life - "Charity . . . rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth." [1 Corinthians 13:6] Jonathan Edwards
Grace [02] All the Graces of Christianity Connected - "Charity . . . believes all things, hopes all things." [1 Corinthians 13:7] Jonathan Edwards
Grace [03] True Grace Distinguished from the Experience of Devils - "Thou believes that there is one God; thou dost well: the devils also believe, and tremble." [James 2:19] Jonathan Edwards
Grace [04] Treatise on Grace -

Chapter I: Showing: That Common and Saving Grace Differ, Not Only in Degree, But in Nature and Kind.

Chapter II:
Showing: Wherein All Saving Grace Does Summarily Consist.

Chapter III:
Showing: How a Principle of Grace is From the Spirit of God.

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Grace [05] Glorious Grace - "And he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shouting, crying, grace, grace!" [Zachariah 4:7] Jonathan Edwards

The Pure in Heart Blessed -
"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." [Matthew 5:8]
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Heaven [01]

True Saints, When Absent from the Body, are Present with the Lord - "
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." [2 Corinthians 5:8]
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Heaven [02] Many Mansions -  "In My Father's house are many mansions." [John 14:2]  Jonathan Edwards
Heaven [03] Heaven, a World of Love - "Charity never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away." [1 Corinthians 13:8-10]  Jonathan Edwards
Heaven [04] Few There Be That Find It - "Few there be that find it." [Matthew 7:14]  Jonathan Edwards
Hell [01] The Eternity of Hell's Torments - "These shall go away into everlasting punishment." [Matthew 25:46]  Jonathan Edwards
Hell [02] Wicked Men of the Past are Still in Hell - "By which also he went and preached to the spirits in prison, etc..." [1 Peter 3:19, 20]  Jonathan Edwards

The Way of Holiness  -   "And an highway shall be and a way, way, it shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it." [Isaiah 35:8]

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Holy Spirit

Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God  -   "In the apostolic age, there was the greatest outpouring of the Spirit of God that ever was; both as to his extraordinary influences and gifts, and his ordinary operations, in convincing, converting, enlightening, and sanctifying the souls of men. But as the influences of the true Spirit abounded, so counterfeits did also abound: the devil was abundant in mimicking, both the ordinary and extraordinary influences of the Spirit of God, as is manifest by innumerable passages of the apostles’ writings. This made it very necessary that the church of Christ should be furnished with some certain rules, distinguishing and clear marks, by which she might proceed safely in judging of the true from the false without danger of being imposed upon." [1 John 4:1]

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Hope and Comfort Usually Follow Genuine Humiliation and Repentance -   "And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt." [Hosea 2:15]

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Jesus Christ[01]

A Divine and Supernatural Light - "
Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven." [Matthew 16:17]
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Jesus Christ[02]

The Excellency of Christ -
"One of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne, and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain." [ Revelation 5:5-6]
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Jesus Christ[03]
Safety, Fullness, and Sweet Refreshment in Christ -  "A man shall be as an hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land." [ Isaiah 32:2]
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Jesus Christ[04]
Christ Exalted -  "For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed, is death." [1 Corinthians 15:25, 26]
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Jesus Christ[05]
Jesus Christ the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever -  "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever." [Hebrews 13:8]
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Jesus Christ[06]
Christ the Example of Ministers -  "For I have given you an example, that he should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord, neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him." [John 13:15, 16]
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Judgment [01] The Future Punishment of the Wicked - "Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the Lord save spoken it, and will do it." [Ezekiel 22:14]  Jonathan Edwards
Judgment [02]

Wicked Men Useful in Their Destruction Only -
 "Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree? Or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest? Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? Or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; The fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burnt: Is it meet for any work?" [Ezekiel 15:2-4]
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Judgment [03]

The End of the Wicked Contemplated by the Righteous -
 "Rejoice over her thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her." [Revelation 18:20]
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Judgment [04]

Sinners Delay Concerns of the Soul -
 "And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee." [Acts 24:25]
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Judgment [05]

Natural Men in a Dreadful Condition -
 "Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out, and said, Sirs what must I do to be saved?" [Acts 16:29, 30]
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Judgment [06]

The Final Judgment -
 "Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained." [Acts 17:31]
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Judgment [07]

Wicked Men Inconsistent with Themselves -
 "But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented..." [Matthew 11:16-19]
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Judgment [08]

The Portion of the Wicked -
 "But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile." [Romans 2:8, 9]
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Judgment [09]

When the Wicked Shall Have Filled Up the Measure of Their Sin, Wrath Will Come Upon Them to the Uttermost -
 "To fill up their sins always; for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost." [1 Thessalonians 2:16]
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Judgment [10]

Sinners in Zion Tenderly Warned -
 "The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?" [Isaiah 33:14]
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Judgment [11]

Men Naturally are God's Enemies -
 "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son." [Romans 5:10]
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Judgment [12]

The Folly of Looking Back in Fleeing Out of Sodom -
 "Remember Lot’s wife." [Luke 17:32]
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Judgment [13]

God's Awful Judgment in the Breaking and Withering of the Strong Rods of a Community -
 "Her strong rods were broken and withered." [Ezekiel 19:12]
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Justification by Faith Alone  -
 "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." [Romans 4:5]
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The Justice of God in the Damnation of Sinners -
 "That every mouth may be stopped." [Romans 3:19]
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The Importance and Advantage of a Thorough Knowledge of Divine Truth - "
For when, for the time, ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat." [Hebrews 5:12]
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Love [01]

Love, the Sum of All Virtue -
"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, ant have not charity, I am become as counting brass, or & tinkling cymbal Ant though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; ant though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow stow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profited me nothing." [1Corinthians 13:13]
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Love [02]

Love More Excellent than the Extraordinary Gifts of the Spirit -
"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. L And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing." [1 Corinthians 13:1, 2]
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Love [03]

The Greatest Performances or Sufferings in Vain without Love -
Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing." [1 Corinthians 13:3]
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Love [04]

Love Disposes Us Meekly to Bear the Injuries Received from Others  - "Charity suffers long, and is kind." [1 Corinthians 13:4]
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Love [05]

Love Disposes Us to Do Good  - "Charity suffers long, and is kind." [1 Corinthians 13:4]
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Love [06]

Love Inconsistent with an Envious Spirit -
"Charity envies not." [1 Corinthians 13:4]
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Love [07]

The Spirit of Love is a Humble Spirit -
"Charity vaunts not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly." [1 Corinthians 13:4, 5]
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Love [08]

The Spirit of Love the Opposite of a Selfish Spirit - "Charity . . . seeks not her own" [1 Corinthians 13:5]
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Love [09]

The Spirit of Love the Opposite of An Angry or Wrathful Spirit  - "Charity . . . is not easily provoked." [1 Corinthians 13:5]
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Love [10]

The Spirit of Love the Opposite of a Censorious Spirit  - "Charity . . . thinks no evil." [1 Corinthians 13:5]
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Love [11]

Love, or a Christian Spirit, Willing to Undergo all Sufferings in the Way of Duty  - "Charity . . . bears all things." [1 Corinthians 13:7]
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Love [12]

Love, or True Grace, Not to be Overthrown by Opposition  - "Charity . . . endures all things." [1 Corinthians 13:7]
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Love [13]

The Holy Spirit Forever to be Communicated to the Saints, in the Grace of Charity, or Divine Love -
Charity never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away." [1 Corinthians 13:8]
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The True Excellency of a Gospel Minister - 
 "He was a burning and a shining light." [John 5:35]
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Peace [01]

We Have Peace with God - 
 "... we have peace with God." [Romans 5:1]
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Peace [02]

The Peace Which Christ Gives His True Followers - 
 "Peace I leave with you, my peace give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you." [John 14:27]
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Procrastination: The Sin and Folly of Depending on Future Time  
"Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." [Proverbs 27:1]
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Praise, One of the Chief Employments of Heaven
 "And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder; and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps." [Revelation 14:2]
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Prayer [01]

Hypocrites Deficient in the Duty of Prayer - 
 "Will he always call upon God?" [Job 27:10]
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Prayer [02]

The Most High a Prayer-Hearing God - 
 "O thou that hears prayer." [Psalm 65:2]
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Resolutions The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards -  "Being sensible that I am unable to do anything 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
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Sabbath The Perpetuity and Change of the Sabbath -  "Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week, let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come." [1 Corinthians 16:1, 2] Jonathan Edwards
Salvation [01] Sinners In the Hands of an Angry God -  Preached July 8th, 1741. One of the most famous of all sermons. Halfway through the sermon many of the listeners fell down in tears and repentance, asking God for mercy and forgiveness. Has what most of our modern day Christianity lacks, an awe and respect for God's Righteous Judgment! When we learn to preach these types of sermons then we can expect the Holy Spirit to move in our midst. [Deut. 32:35] (Language updated for our current usage.)
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Salvation [02]

The Manner in Which the Salvation of the Soul is to be Sought -
 "Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he." [Genesis 6:22]
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Salvation [03]

Pardon for the Greatest Sinners -  "
For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity; for it is great." [Psalm 25:11]
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Salvation [04]

Pressing into the Kingdom of God -
"The law and the prophets were until John; since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it." [Luke 16:16]
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Salvation [05] How to Know if You are a Real Christian - "You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that-and shudder." [James 2:19] Jonathan Edwards
Salvation [06] The Sovereignty of God in Salvation - “God has mercy on whom He wants to have mercy, and He hardens whom He wants to harden.” [Romans 9:18]   
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Salvation [07] Man's Natural Blindness in Things of Religion -Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise? He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see? He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know? The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity."  [Psalm 94:8-11] Jonathan Edwards
Salvation [08] God Makes Men Sensible of Their Misery Before He Reveals His Mercy and Love - "I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early." [Hosea 5:15] Jonathan Edwards
Salvation [09] The Warnings of Scripture are in the Best Manner Adapted to the Awakening and Conversion of Sinners - "And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead." [Luke 16:31] Jonathan Edwards
Salvation [10] The Wisdom of God, Displayed in the Way of Salvation - "To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places, might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God." [Ephesians 3:10] Jonathan Edwards
Salvation [11] Ruth's Resolutions - "And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God." [Ruth 1:16] Jonathan Edwards
Salvation [12] The Unreasonableness of Indetermination in Religion - "And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word." [1 Kings 18:21] Jonathan Edwards

Christian Cautions -
  "Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." [Psalm 139:23, 24]
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The Vain Self-Flatteries of the Sinner -
  "For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful." [Psalm 36:2]
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The Sorrows of the Bereaved Spread Before Jesus -
  "And his disciples came and took up the body and buried it, and went and told Jesus." [Matthew 14:12]
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Sovereignty of God

The Sole Consideration, that God is God, Sufficient to Still All Objections to His Sovereignty-
  "Be still, and know that I am God." [Psalm 46:10]
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Suffering Christ's Agony - "And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground". [Luke 22:44] Jonathan Edwards
Temptation Temptation and Deliverance - "And he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out." [Genesis 39:12] Jonathan Edwards
Trinity The Trinity - "I am far from pretending to explaining the Trinity so as to render it no longer a mystery. I think it to be the highest and deepest of all Divine mysteries still, notwithstanding anything that I have said or conceived about it. I don't intend to explain the Trinity. But Scripture with reason may lead to say something further of it than [what has been] said, though there are still left many things pertaining to it incomprehensible. It seems to me that what I have here supposed concerning the Trinity is exceeding analogous to the Gospel scheme and agreeable to the tenor of the whole New Testament and abundantly illustrative of Gospel doctrines."--Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards
Unbelievers Unbelievers Despise the Glory and Excellency of Christ - "This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders." [Acts 4:11] Jonathan Edwards
Warning A Warning to Professors - "That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire to devour them. More over this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my Sabbaths. For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house." [ Ezekiel 23:37, 38, 39] Jonathan Edwards

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