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Jonathan Edwards’ Theology One cannot study church history without looking at the key figure, Jonathan Edwards. One very significant aspect of Edwards was his theology. This is beneficial for us to study for a few reasons. The first being Jonathan Edwards’ view of his own sin, second, Edwards’ example of preaching both God’s wrath and love, and finally, Edwards’ held to a healthy balance of Calvinistic theology. Edwards was very aware of his own sin. He is quoted saying, "I know not how to express better what my sins appears to me to be than heaping infinite upon infinite." This theological view helped him to see Christ more precious to him. Today we could benefit from this especially in a society that minimizes sin. Edwards is most known for preaching the wrath of God in his sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” but he also preached the equally the love for God in sermons like, “Charity and its Fruits”. We should also preach all the attributes of God today so our people have a full view of Him. Edwards also held to a strict reformed, puritan, Calvinistic theology, but at the same time, he called people to repent. Edwards also had a heart for the lost and for missions, especially to the Indians. He did not take the dangerous view of, “when God is pleased to convert the heathen world; He will do it without your help or mine.” We should study Edwards’ theology to see how one can have a balanced view of God’s sovereignty and man’s…...

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