Compare And Contrast William Byrd And Edwards

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WILLIAM BYRD AND JONATHAN EDWARDS We all started out a certain way. People among times have moved from place to place, and learned, as well as created, different cultures. The new world was an opportunity for anything to happen, given the freedom of religion. There are two men that started the path for preachers today. William Byrd and Jonathan Edwards were both very well respected, religious men. Although they had a lot in common, they had their differences.They were born and raised in different era’s and cultures. Also, they lived in different states, and they preached quite differently. William Byrd was born to a wealthy family in the state of Virginia, although he grew up in Essex, England. While growing up in Essex, he lived with his uncle. He attended grammar school and also studied law at the Middle Temple. In 1704, his father died and he came back to Virginia. …show more content…

His father was the pastor of East Windsor, so he grew up in a religious home. He studied at yale and graduated as valedictorian. He once said, "From my childhood up my mind had been full of objections against the doctrine of God's sovereignty… It used to appear like a horrible doctrine to me.” Later as he was reading 1 Timothy 1:17, he stated, "As I read the words, there came into my soul, and was as it were diffused through it, a sense of the glory of the Divine Being; a new sense, quite different from anything I ever experienced before… I thought with myself, how excellent a Being that was, and how happy I should be, if I might enjoy that God, and be rapt up to him in heaven; and be as it were swallowed up in him for

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