Jonathan Edwards – Missionary Theologian

Jonathan Edwards – Missionary Theologian

One of my favorite missionaries from history is Jonathan Edwards. I know that theologians claim him as their own, but let’s be serious; all REAL theologians ARE missionaries!

Check this quote out from Edwards:

…the beauties of nature are really emanations or shadoes of the excellencies of the Son of God.
So that, when we are delighted with flowery meadows, and gentle breezes of wind, we may consider that we see only the emangations of the sweet benevolence of Jesus Christ. When we behold the fragrant rose and lily, we see His love and purity. So the green trees, and fields, and singing of birds are the emanations of His infinite joy and benignity. The easiness and naturalness of trees and vines are shadows of His beauty and loveliness. The crystal rivers and murmuring streams are the footsteps of His favor, grace, and beauty. When we behold the light and brightness of the sun, the golden edges of an evening cloud, or the beauteous bow, we behold the adumbrations of His glory and goodness; and, in the blue sky, of His mildness and gentleness. There are also many things wherein we may behold His awful majesty, in the sun in His strength, in comets, in thunder, in the hovering thunder-clouds, in ragged rocks, and the brows of mountains.

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