Jonathan Edwards was born October 5, 1703 in East Windsor Connecticut. In the year 1716, just before his 13th birthday, Edwards started Undergraduate School at Yale University, completing in 1720. In 1722 he earned a Master's Degree studying Theology from Yale. In February of 1729 Jonathan became full pastor of the First Church of Northampton upon the death of his grandfather, Solomon Stoddard. In 1734 a revival broke out in Northampton, beginning with Edwards' series on "Justification by Faith". In 1741, during a period known as The Great Awakening in the New England area, Edwards preached "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" in Enfield Connecticut. It was this sermon, which was delivered by candlelight, that had the women grabbing their heads, fearing that their hair was on fire. The men were said to have grabbed the pillars in fear of falling into hell. In the year 1750, Edwards was dismissed as the pastor of Northampton Church by a margin of 20-2. In 1751 he became the pastor and missionary to the Native Americans in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Finally, in 1758, Jonathan Edwards accepted the presidency of the then nascent Princeton College in Princeton, New Jersey. Edwards died March 22, 1758 from a smallpox innoculation.
15 Sermons of Warning and Judgement
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A. End of the Wicked Contemplated by the Righteous