God at Work?
Signs of True Revival
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was pastor of the Congregational Church at Northampton, Massachusetts for 23 years. His ministry was blessed of the Spirit of God, with a remarkable religious revival, which led to his writing several books on the subject which carefully analyzed the experience and events.
Among these books was one of his most important, Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God, which is offered here in an abridged form and in contemporary English for the modern reader.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Gary Benfold
Section One: Things That Prove Nothing, One Way or the Other
- When Unusual Things are Happening
- When There are Unusual Affects on People’s Bodies
- When There is Much Talk About Religion
- When There are Unusual Affects Upon People’s Imaginations
- When Many People are Influenced by the Example of Others
- When There is Some Unwise and Irregular Conduct
- When There are Some Errors of Judgment or Satanic Delusions
- When Some People Fall into Heresy or Sin
- When There is Much Preaching About the Horrors of Hell
Section Two: Things That the Scriptures Say Prove God is at Work
- When Esteem for the True Jesus is Raised
- When Satan’s Kingdom is Attacked
- When People Come to Love the Scriptures More
- When Men are Led From Falsehood Into Truth
- When There is an Increase in Love to God and Man
Section Three: Some Practical Inferences
- This Revival is Genuine
- We Must not Hinder this Genuine Revival
- Let the Revival’s Friends be Careful
Appendix: the Sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Grace Publications has taken many famous writings of the Puritans, Reformers, and other ancient authors and revised them into abridged editions in more modern English. These works are not meant to replace the original writings, but rather to provide an introduction to those valuable works. Often a first-time reader will find these a perfect starting place to get introduced to these great writings from Christian history.