Jonathan Edwards, one of the great thinkers in American religion, was first and foremost a preacher and pastor. Moore has judiciously chosen three of his most powerful works on the theme of holiness and grace: how God is pleased to work out his salvation in the lives of those who love him. 224 pages, softcover. P & R.
More than volumes 12 in this series, Pursuing Holiness in the Lord explores Edwardss teaching concerning the believers responsibility for growing in the life of faith, beginning with his or her role in Gods work of sanctification.
Jonathan Edwards (17031758) served the Northampton Congregational Church in Massachusetts for twenty-three years, then missionary outpost to the Mohawk and Mohican tribes. In 1758, he became president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), only to die a few months later due to an adverse reaction to a vaccination.
Once again God and his grace take center stage . . . as the great Northampton preacher leads us through three sermons showing how God is pleased to work out his salvation in the lives of those who love him,' writes the editor. 'But the primary focus is on what God requires of us, how we must take up our duties and make the most of every opportunity for improving our relationship with Jesus Christ.
There can hardly be a subject of more importance for the followers of Jesus Christ today than that of sanctification. In these pluralistic, relativistic, and tolerant times, many Christians have begun to dance to the piper of postmodernism and have lost sight of our calling to follow the apostle Paul in pressing on in holiness in the Lord. The sermons by Jonathan Edwards included in this volume can provide a healthy and encouraging corrective to our faltering faith, and lead us to heights of holiness, joy and powerful living that can bring renewal to our lives, our churches, and our culture.