Jonathan Edwards on “Useful Men”

jonathan-edwardsUseful men are some of the greatest blessings of a people. To have many such is more for a people’s happiness than almost anything, unless it be God’s own gracious, spiritual presence amongst them: they are precious gifts of heaven….  Particularly, I would beseech and exhort those aged ones that yet remain, while they do live with us, to let us have much of their prayers, that when they leave the younger generations, they may leave God with them.

Jonathan Edwards, “The Death of Faithful Ministers a Sign of God’s Displeasure,” in The Salvation of Souls, 34, 39.


  1. Oh guess what! I just finished “God’s Passion For His Glory” now I am reading “The Life and The Diary of David Brainerd” I really like what Jonathan Edwards says at the start of the book when he is talking about the two ways to recommend religion.

  2. You guys rock! Guess what! My dad is writing a book! Finally!!! I am working on one too. But its kind of top secret so dont tell anyone please!

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