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Published: Monday, June 18 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

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layton, UT

RE: Intellectuals,Jonathan Edwards was a Christian preacher and theologian. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian," and one of America's greatest intellectuals.

Signs of true regeneration by Johnathan Edwards leader of the great awakening. The first sign involves an awakening of conscience of or a conviction of sin. The seconds sign involves one’s esteem of Christ, this leads one to confess an orthodox Christology(Hypostatic union, kenosis). Also a greater regard to *Holy Scripture which establishes the more in truth and divinity is certainty of the Spirit of God.

The articles of faith original #8 We believe in the Word of God recorded in the *Bible; we also believe the Word of God recorded in the Book of Mormon, and in all other good books.

Roanoke, VA

Philosophical theology is in bad trouble when we start praising Jonathan Edwards, I think. He was obsessed with the concept of 'infant damnation' and terrorized children of his congregation with the notion. Read his sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." He reminds me of the pastor today whose followers picked funerals of American servicemen.

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