In honor of Jonathan Edwards' birthday last week (October 5), here are a few snippets from his writings, courtesy of @SDG_67:
"Such is man's natural enmity against God, that he would rather trust in anything in the world, than God."
"The cross was the devil's own weapon and with this weapon he was overthrown: as David cut off Goliath's head with his own sword."
"Christ has flung the door of mercy wide open, and stands in the door calling and crying with a loud voice to poor sinners."
"Seeing the beauty of God's holiness will melt the hearts of men, wean them from the world, draw them to God, and effectually change them."
"The gospel seemed to me the richest treasure, the treasure I have most desired; I longed that it might dwell in me richly."
"The yoke of Christ is abundantly lighter than the iron yoke of Satan."
"Make much use of prayer. You have a subtle and cruel enemy who seeks your ruin and disguises himself to deceive you. Keep close to God."
"Communion with God... is the highest kind of pleasure that can possibly be enjoyed by a creature."