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Jonathan Edwards: Religious Affections

This quote from Jonathan Edwards displays the efficacy of Spirit wrought affections through regeneration and union with Christ:

“The reason of it appears from this, that gracious affections do arise from those operations and influences which are spiritual, and that the inward principle form whence they flow, is something divine, a communication of God, a participation of the divine nature, Christ living in the heart, the Holy Spirit dwelling there, in union with the faculties of the soul, as an internal vital principle, exerting his own proper nature, in the exercise of those faculties. This is sufficient to show us why true grace should have such activity, power and efficacy.”