The Experience That Counts!

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Автор:Jonathan Edwards
Издателство:Paperback
Страници:127
Корици:Меки
Година:1991
Броя:1
ISBN:9780946462230 Тегло (гр.): Формат: 130 / 200 Състояние: Мн. Добро
Contents

Page

Preface 13
Part One. The naturfe of emotions and their importance in Christianity. 17
 1. Opening remarks about emotions. 19
2. What are emotions? 20
3. True religion consists mainly in emotions. 22
4. The different emotions. 24
5. True religion is summed up in love. 27
6. David, Paul, John and Christ as examples of holy emotion. 28
7. Emotions in heaven. 30
8. Emotions and our religious duties. 31
9. Emotions and hardness of heart. 32
10. What lessons about emotion can we leam from all thiś? 33
 
Part Two. 
Things which do NOT prove that our  emotions come from a true experience of salvation. 37
1. It does not prove that our emotions are spiritual, or unspiritual, if they are strong and lively. 39
2. It does not prove that our emotions are spiritual, or unspiritual, if they produce great effects on the body. 41
3. It does not prove that our emotions are spiritual, or unspiritual, if they produce a great warmth and readiness to talk about Christianity. 43
4. It does not prove that our emotions are spiritual, or unspiritual, if we did not produce them by our own efforts.
5. It does not prove that our emotions are spiritual, or unspiritual, if they come to us accompanied by a Bible verse.
6. It does not prove that our emotions are spiritual, or unspiritual, if there seems to be love in them.
7. It does not prove that our emotions are spiritual, or unspiritual, if we experience many kinds of them.
8. It does not prove that our emotions are spiritual, or unspiritual, if comforts and joys seem to follow in a certain order.
9. It does not prove that our emotions are spiritual, or unspiritual, if they cause us to spend much time in the outward duties of Christian worship.
10. It does not prove that our emotions are spiritual, or unspiritual, if they cause us to praise God with our mouths.
11. It does not prove that our emotions are spiritual, or unspiritual, if they produce assurance of salvation.
12. We cannot know that someone’s emotions are spiritual, or unspiritual, just because he gives a moving account of them.

Part Three. The distinguishing signs of true spiritual emotions. Opening remarks.
1. True spiritual emotions arise from spiritual, supernatural and divine influences on the heart.
2. The object of spiritual emotions is the loveliness of spiritual things, not our self-interest.
3. Spiritual emotions are based on the moral excellence of divine things.
4. Spiritual emotions arise out of spiritual understanding. 87
5. Spiritual emotions bring a conviction of the realityof divine things.  90
6. Spiritual emotions always exist alongside spiritual humiliation. 95
7. Spiritual emotions always exist alongside a change of nature. 98
8. True spiritual emotions differ from false ones in 100 promoting a Chrigtlilce spirit of love, humility, peace, forgiveness and compassion.
9. True spiritual emotions soften the heart, and exist 104 alongside a Christian tenderness of spirit.
10. True spiritual emotions, unlike false ones, have a 106 beautiful symmetry and balance.
11. True spiritual emotions produce a longing for 108 deeper holiness, unlike false emotions which rest satisfied in themselves.
12. The fruit of true spiritual emotions is Christian 110 practice. - _
13. Christian practice is the chief sign to others of a 116 convert’s sincerity.
14. Christian practice is a sure sign of conversion to a 118 person’s own conscience.
15. Conclusion. 127

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GREAT CHRISTIAN CLASSICS No.11 The Experience that counts!
Jonathan Edwards (1703-58Ì, America’s greatest theologian, wrote his Treatise concerning religious affections against the background of the First Great Awakening, the American equivalent of what the British call the Evangelical revival. He preached a series of sermons in 1742/3 dealing with the subject of distinguishing between true and false religious experience. The Treatise was the text of these sermons revised for publication in 1746, abridged and presented here in contemporary English.

What a lot of trouble the Church would have escaped, if Christians had kept to what Scripture teaches about a true experience of - salvation!
ISBN 0-94646-223-2
Grace Publications
946 462230
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