MEN NATURALLY GOD’S ENEMIES – Jonathan Edwards (Part 6)

Edwards pens his concluding remarks by demonstrating how God may justly withhold mercy and by offering a brief section that he entitles, practical improvement (what we would call application). 7. God May Justly Withhold Mercy The primary argument that Edwards sets forth is basic: Since unconverted men are naturally hostile to God and prove to beContinue reading “MEN NATURALLY GOD’S ENEMIES – Jonathan Edwards (Part 6)”

MEN NATURALLY GOD’S ENEMIES – Jonathan Edwards (Part 4)

Thus far, we have seen Jonathan Edwards description of fallen men and their natural hatred for him.  Indeed, fallen men are enemies of God.  We have seen in what respects natural men are God’s enemies.  We have examined the degree of men’s natural enmity to God.  And we have seen on what account men areContinue reading “MEN NATURALLY GOD’S ENEMIES – Jonathan Edwards (Part 4)”

MEN NATURALLY GOD’S ENEMIES – Jonathan Edwards (Part 3)

Jonathan Edwards continues his discussion on natural man’s enmity with God. 3. On What Account Men Are Enemies of God Edwards argues that the general reason that God is “opposite” to them has to do with their propensity to worship idols: “The apostasy of man summarily consists in departing from the true God, to idols; forsakingContinue reading “MEN NATURALLY GOD’S ENEMIES – Jonathan Edwards (Part 3)”

MEN NATURALLY GOD’S ENEMIES – Jonathan Edwards (Part 2)

Jonathan Edwards continues his discussion that concerns the natural enmity that sinners have toward a holy God. 2. The Degree of Men’s Natural Enmity to God Once the groundwork is established which demonstrates the natural antagonism that sinners have for God, Edwards proceeds to stress the degree of hostility that is a part of theContinue reading “MEN NATURALLY GOD’S ENEMIES – Jonathan Edwards (Part 2)”

MEN NATURALLY ARE GOD’S ENEMIES – Jonathan Edwards (Part 1)

“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son …” (Rom. 5:10a) is the text that Jonathan Edwards has in mind when he sets out to write his miscellaneous discourse entitled, Men Naturally Are God’s Enemies. The book is arranged in eight sections. The Puritans were fondContinue reading “MEN NATURALLY ARE GOD’S ENEMIES – Jonathan Edwards (Part 1)”