Tuesdays with Edwards!


As the sun, by rising out of darkness and from under the earth raises the whole world with him, raises mankind out of their beds, and by his light as it were renews all things and fetches ’em up out of darkness, so Christ, rising from the grave and from a state of death, he as the first begotten from the dead, raises all his church with him; Christ the first fruits, and afterwards they that are Christ’s at his coming. And as all the world is enlightened and brought out of darkness by the rising of the sun, so by Christ’s rising we are begotten again to a living hope; and all our happiness and life and light and glory and the restitution of all things is from Christ rising from the dead, and is by his resurrection.

Jonathan Edwards, Typological Writings, eds. Wallace E. Anderson and Mason I. Lowance, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 11 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993) page 66.

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