Jonathan Edwards Research Paper

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THEOLOGY OF REVIVAL AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

In pertaining to spirituality, the evangelical Christianity is going down the slippery slope. A. W. Tozer, a theologian of 20th century saw the backslidden state of Christianity and has lamented over it:
“Evangelical Christianity is now tragically below the New Testament standard. Worldliness is an accepted part of our way of life. Our Religion mood is social instead of spiritual. We have lost the art of worship. We are not producing saints. Our models are successful businessmen, celebrated athletes and theatrical personalities. We carry on our religious activities after the methods of modern advertisers. Our homes have been turned into theaters. Our literature is shallow and our hymnody borders on sacrilege. And scarcely anyone appears to care.”

This description of spiritual state of evangelical is even worst now than in Tozer’s days. The churches have compromised with the world so deeply that what happens in the outside world has to happen inside the church. The churches are shutting down in increasing rates and those that are still opened are producing more lukewarm believers than ever before. It is not hard to the number of churches equipped with latest musical
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At six he was very proficient in Latin and he admitted in Yale at the age of 12. He started thinking about Christianity very seriously when was preparing himself for ministry, after graduating from Yale in 1720. He wanted to use everything that he has to serve God and glorify Him.
He became the pastor of Northampton Congregational church in 1727, during which time the spirituality among the believers in the church was very weak and ugly. When he saw the spiritually backslidden state of this church and called its people “dry bone,” possessing the form of godliness but denying its power. Richard Lovelace
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