Jonathan Edwards: The Theologian of Joy

Saturday, 01 Sep 2018

I have been searching for joy my entire life, and I believe I am not alone. If pastor and theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is correct, then we are all on the same quest. The reason is because we were created for joy. Yet the quest to find it—that is, true spiritual happiness—often leads us to seemingly innumerable dead ends. Some men and women seek joy in romantic relationships or in wealth. Others pursue it in thrill-seeking adventures such as rock climbing, base jumping, and sky diving. Still others seek joy in far more nefarious places: illicit ...

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