Jonathan Edwards on the Fruit of True Conversion

I’ve been gripped by the following words of Jonathan Edwards on the fruit of true conversion (a.k.a., Christian life):

It is essential to Christianity that we repent of our sins, that we be convinced of our own sinfulness, and that we are sensible we have justly exposed ourselves to God’s wrath, and that our hearts do renounce all sin, and that we do with our whole hearts embrace Christ as our only Savior; and that we love Him above all, and are willing for His sake to forsake all, and that we do give up ourselves to be entirely and forever His.

From The Religious Affections (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1997), 335.

Meditate as you parse those words.


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