Quote du Jour

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 1:23 AM
“Many times persons under great awakenings were concerned, because they thought they were not awakened, but miserable, hard-hearted, senseless, sottish creatures still, and sleeping upon the brink of hell. The sense of the need they nave to be awakened, and of their comparative hardness, grows upon them with their awakenings; so that they seem to themselves to be very senseless, when indeed most sensible. There have been some instances of persons who have had as great a sense of their danger and misery, as their natures could well subsist under, so that a little more would probably have destroyed them; and yet they have expressed themselves much amazed at their own insensibility and sottishness, at such an extraordinary time.”

— Jonathan Edwards, Narrative of Surprising Conversions

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Re: Quote du Jour

For a second, I thought it said “miserable, hard-hearted, senseless, scottish creatures still”…. :D

Posted by Flip - Feb 08, 2005 | 6:27 AM- Location: Sweden

Re: Quote du Jour

Heh. That’d be pretty funny, Flip. :-)

Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Feb 10, 2005 | 4:32 AM- Location: MO

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