Be the first to ask a question about The Excellency of Christ. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I would like to read the original version perhaps Dec 06, Justin Effler rated it really liked it. Excellent short book on the excellencies of Christ. His beauty, majesty, holiness and greatness surpasses all understanding.
As Athanasius put for in his "On The Incarnation", the vastness of who Christ is and what he has done is still being discovered by the saints who have been adopted in his Kingdom. For what can surpass the mystery, awe and grandeur of what majesty of Christ, our eternal God, who became man to serve and demonstrate his love, in Glory. Jonathan Edwards had a great way of comm Excellent short book on the excellencies of Christ.
Jonathan Edwards had a great way of communicating this.
Such a pleasure to read this as a balance to Edwards' other sermons on perdition. Even as a "mature" Christian I found plenty of things to meditate on and enrich my affections toward Christ. As I was reading this book I received some revelations from the Lord. It is a gem of a book. A thoughtful contemplation of Christ. Dec 08, Jacob Stevens rated it it was amazing Shelves: It had been a long time since I had read anything from Jonathan Edwards, one of the most influential American theologians ever. He tends to be very dense in his writing, so I was ready for a battle with the text.
I was very surprised to see how readable this book was. It was very short and spoke of the "excellencies" of Christ. I think a better term for today would be paradoxes of Christ. An example of this would be how Christ was the one who most upheld divine justice while also being the one w It had been a long time since I had read anything from Jonathan Edwards, one of the most influential American theologians ever.
An example of this would be how Christ was the one who most upheld divine justice while also being the one who suffered the most under divine justice.
Edwards has a very high view of of Christ, the Scriptures, and his personal relationship with Christ. They all bleed off of almost every page. I would hight recommend this small but deep book. Edwards gives a thought provoking, soul encouraging study of a diverse quality of excellencies that are found in the person and work of Christ; to the extent to which, and due to the diversity of, could never be found in any human being.
The application of these truths about Christ result in greater understanding and cherishing Christ as our Savior and as our Friend, and so we see and savor Jesus more! Apr 05, Michael Kidd rated it really liked it. Some refreshing meditations on Christ's excellence found here.
Jul 23, Jacob rated it it was amazing. Overall a great read. It is concisely written and well written. Might re-read in the future. Vance rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Angel Amarilla rated it really liked it May 23, Jacob Van Sickle rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Brian rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Kevin B Attwater rated it it was ok Mar 03, Brett rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Li Wei rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Min Lee rated it liked it Mar 18, Alex rated it really liked it Mar 09, William Gale rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Aaron Smith rated it it was amazing Mar 20, Caleb Greene rated it it was amazing Jun 02, Jerome Gentolia rated it really liked it Apr 14, Angeline S Dilley rated it it was ok Nov 02, Scripture makes God his last end.
Concerning a just method of arguing. Particular texts of Scripture. Communication of good to the creature. God's last end is but one.
Concerning the essence of true virtue. How love respects different beings. Concerning the secondary beauty. Of self-love and its influence. Natural conscience, and the moral sense. Of particular instincts of nature. The reasons of many mistakes. Whether virtue be founded in sentiment. The great christian doctrine of original sin defended.
Advertisement, containing a brief account of this book and its author, by the first editor. Evidences of Original Sin from Facts and Events. The Evidence of the Doctrine from Facts.
All men tend to sin and ruin. Universal sin proves a sinful propensity.
This tendency most corrupt and pernicious. All have more sin than virtue. Generality of mankind, wicked. Great means used to oppose wickedness. Arguments from universal Mortality. Proofs of the Doctrine from particular parts of Scripture. Observations on the three first Chapters of Genesis. Concerning Adam's original righteousness. Death threatened to our first parents. Observations on Texts, chiefly of the New Testament. Observations on John iii. Containing observations on Rom. Taylor's way of explaining this text.
The true scope of Rom. Evidence of the Doctrine from Redemption by Christ. Proofs from Redemption by Christ. Proof from Application of Redemption. Containing Answers to Objections. God not the Author of Sin. The Imputation of Adam's Sin stated. Several other Objections answered. Concerning the nature of the Affections and their importance in Religion. Previous remarks on the affections.
True religion lies much in affections. Inferences from the doctrine. Showing what are no certain Signs that Religious Affections are truly gracious, or that they are not. Raised very high, are no sign. Great effects on the body, are no sign. Fluency and fervour, are no sign. That they are not excited by us, is no sign. That they come with texts of Scripture, is no sign.
Religious affections of many kinds, are no sign. Joys following in a certain order, are no sign. Much time and zeal in duty, are no sign. Much expression of praise, is no sign. Great confidence, is no certain sign. Affecting relations, are no sign. Showing what are distinguishing Signs of truly gracious and holy Affections. Gracious affections are from divine influence. Their object is the excellence of divine things. They are founded on the moral excellency of objects. They arise from divine Illumination. They are attended with a conviction of certainty.
They are attended with evangelical humiliation. They are attended with a change of nature. They beget and promote the temper of Jesus. Gracious affections soften the heart. They have beautiful symmetry and proportion. False affections rest satisfied in themselves. Their fruit is Christian practice. Christian practice is the chief sign to others. Christian practice is the chief sign to ourselves. Gillespie, in answer to objections.
Gillespie, in answer to further objections. A general introductory statement. Manner of conversion various, yet bearing a great analogy. This work further illustrated in particular instances. A glorious Work of God. We should judge of it by its effects. We should judge by Scripture. We should not judge of the whole by a part. Nature of the work. Nature of the work in a particular instance. Obligations to acknowledge, rejoice in, and promote this work.
The probability that the latter-day glory will begin in America. The danger of slighting the work. Obligations of rulers and others to promote the work. Wherein the zealous Promoters of this Work have been injuriously blamed. What things are to be corrected and avoided. Ignorance of inward experiences. Of censuring professing Christians. Errors relative to lay-exhorting.
Errors relative to singing.
What ought to be done to promote this work. We should remove stumbling blocks. What should be done to advance it. Some things that concern all. Preface by the Author. Preface by the Author's American friends. Advertisement to the Edinburgh edition. The Question stated and explained. Reasons for the Negative of the Question. Church members should be visible saints. Profession should be of real piety.
Reason requires a hearty profession. The epistles prove it. Members united by brotherly love. Qualifications for the Lord's supper. The churchy is the school of Christ. Israel was God's people. Jews partook of the Passover. John's disciples made no profession of piety. Many are called, but few chosen. Wheat and tares grow together. No certain rule given. If grace be required, it must be known. All duties of worship holy. Tendency of the Lord's supper. God does not require impossibilities.
Religious controversy in Hampshire. The epistles prove it. It was very short and spoke of the "excellencies" of Christ. Of self-love and its influence. The passover and circumcision. Great means used to oppose wickedness.
Unsanctified persons may live as saints. Better admit hypocrites than exclude saints. Hypocrites will be admitted. True saints doubt of their state. Men's opinion of themselves no criterion.
Some have been converted at the sacrament. General Misrepresentations by Mr.
What is the question? Of ungodly men's communing. Of an indeterminate profession. Assertions instead of arguments. Arguments hostile to both sides. The passover and circumcision. Of being born in covenant. Of coming without a known right. Of commanding to partake. A letter to the people of Northampton. From the Fall to the Incarnation. From the Fall to the Flood. From the Flood to the calling of Abraham.
From Abraham to Moses. From Moses to David. From David to the Babylonish Captivity. From the Captivity to Christ. From Christ's Incarnation to his Resurrection. The Purchase of Redemption. From Christ's Resurrection the End of the World.