The content is even murkier. Brainerd es el claro ejemplo de que la juventud es el tiempo perfecto para tener hábitos y crear una relación con Jesús , una relación que te motiva a cumplir tu propósito invirtiendo tu vida por el llamado. It is easy for the judicious reader to observe, that his graces ripened, the religious exercises of his heart became more and more pure, and he more and more distinguished in his judgment, the longer he lived: he had much to teach and purify him, and he failed not to make his advantage. Brainerd was clearly a man that knew his God intimately, and he also knew his own heart. He was very effective in his ministry to the Native Americans and so that made me look inward and compare much of my life and ministry to others. It is hard to think of something that could've been more depressing.
However, I have only recommended it to a select few people. But because that account has been published already, I have therefore omitted that part. Brainerd, is so far from being a just ground of prejudice against what is related in the following account of his life, that, if duly considered, it will render the history the more serviceable. He has from time to time raised up eminent teachers, to exhibit and bear testimony to the truth by their doctrine, and to oppose the errors, darkness, and wickedness of the world; and he has also raised up some eminent persons who have set bright examples of that religion which is taught and prescribed in the word of God; whose examples have, in the course of divine providence, been set forth to public view. Some Bible verses that you will find helpful for doing this, and that you may want to commit to memory are found on other pages on our web site see: , , and. I doubt if Brainerd was ever capable of achieving a fusion of horizon. There are some who think that all serious strict religion is a melancholy thing, and that what is called Christian experience, is little else besides melancholy vapours disturbing the brain, and exciting enthusiastic imaginations.
For those that are willing to invest themselves this book is a life changer. And there are some parts of his diary here left out for brevity's sake, that would, I am sensible, have been a great advantage to the history, if they had been inserted; particularly the account of his wonderful successes among the Indians; which for substance is the same in his private diary with that which has already been made public, in the journal he kept by order of the society in Scotland, for their information. Basically, Brainerd repeatedly writes how sinful and how lost he is, and how he is clearly the most evil person around. Throughout his labors, Brainerd kept a diary detailing his experiences, and upon his death at a relatively early age, left his manuscripts with his friend and colleague Jonathan Edwards. He told me on his death-bed, that while he was in these circumstances he was out of his element, and did violence to himself, while complying, in his conduct, with persons of a fierce and imprudent zeal, from his great veneration of some whom he looked upon as better than himself. His humility and recognition of his own sinfulness before a Holy God is something that we should probably all dwell on. I hope to end as he did, all on fire with devotion to Christ.
Brainerd's religious impressions, views, and affections in their nature were vastly different from enthusiasm; so were their effects in him as contrary to it as possible. His diary speaks of his passionate love for God and the gospel which he gave his life to. It is, as the title suggests, a series of diary entries, and not much else. It is no matter where I shall be stationed in heaven, whether I have a high or low seat there; but to love, and please, and glorify God is all. Saw something of the power and all-sufficiency of God. He exhibited to the world such an illustrious pattern of humility, divine love, discreet zeal, self-denial, obedience, patience, resignation, fortitude, meekness, forgiveness, compassion, benevolence, and universal holiness, as neither men nor angels ever saw before.
Brainerd's temper or constitution inclined him to despondency, is no just ground to suspect his extraordinary devotion to be only the fruit of a warm imagination. An attachment had developed between them while Brainerd was confined to bed. But certainly it is not at all to be wondered at, that a youth, a young convert, one who had his heart so swallowed up in religion, and who so earnestly desired his flourishing state — and who had so little opportunity for reading, observation, and experience — should for a while be dazzled and deceived with the glaring appearances of mistaken devotion and zeal; especially considering the extraordinary circumstances of that day. His example is attended with a great variety of circumstances tending to engage the attention of religious people, especially in these parts of the world. Brainerd's entries hint at this and Jonathan Edwards confirms this. Jonathan Edwards 1703-1758 was an American Puritan theologian, preacher, and prolific author.
If you want to see wholehearted, single-minded, fiery, zealous devotion to Jesus Christ, David Brainerd, an 18th c. This and other accounts of the conversions were provided with the assumption Brainerd clearly held: that he was waging a war against the devil over the souls of the Indians; that wherever he preached the Gospel, the work of the Spirit was driving out the power of the devil which held in bondage the souls of the Indians for so long. He perhaps had a hard time accepting the grace for himself. But the magnitude of the death toll among the indians cause by the European diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, small pox, and others, is well known by now. He greatly abhorred such a religion, and was abundant in bearing testimony against it, living and dying; and was quick to discern when any thing of that nature arose, though in its first budding, and appearing under the most fair and plausible disguises. His kind are few and far between - his mission a calling in the truest sense of the word, completely abandoned to Christ and without desire for that which this ephemeral world has to offer. Brainerd was clearly a man that knew his God intimately, and he also knew his own heart.
I wouldn't say I really enjoyed reading it, but it was interesting to read the personal journal of a puritan missionary from the 1700's. Brainerd's religion constantly disposed him to a most mean thought of himself, an abasing sense of his own exceeding sinfulness, deficiency, unprofitableness, and ignorance; looking on himself as worse than others; disposing him to universal benevolence and meekness; in honour to prefer others, and to treat all with kindness and respect. In publishing parts of his missionary journals during his life time, Brainer tried to establish the truth of Christian conversions among the indians he reached besides the immediate goal of praising God and mobilizing resources for Indian mission and Indian missionary schools ; and in publishing and editing Brainer's private and public journals, Edwards too attempted to achieve the same. Some white people often joined the Indians in the meetings where Brainer preached. Brainerd describes how a sorcerer had lost his magic power after receiving the preaching of the Gospel and was converted to Christianity.
It is true that many of Brainerd's entries indicate a deep depression that would last sometimes for weeks or months. You'll find in both encouragement in the face of hardship and inspiration to carry out the Great Commission. Perhaps none were more sensible of Mr. For example, the Mayans and the Incas had already abandoned the highly sophisticated cities and the landscapes that they occupied and erected. He was one of distinguished natural abilities; as all are sensible, who had acquaintance with him.