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Andrew Fuller on Jonathan Edwards

In a personal letter to his friend, John Ryland, written on April 28, 1815, Andrew Fuller gave full vexation to his spirit in response to some critiques he and others had received concerning their high esteem for one Jonathan Edwards. He wrote:

“We have some who have been giving out, of late, that ‘If Sutcliff and some others had preached more of Christ, and less of Jonathan Edwards, they would have been more useful.’ If those who talked thus preached Christ half as much as Jonathan Edwards did, and were half as useful as he was, their usefulness would be double what it is.”

What he said ^.

Letter can be found in Andrew Gunton Fuller, The Complete Works of Andrew Fuller: Memoirs, Sermons, Etc., ed. Joseph Belcher, vol. 1 (Harrisonburg, VA: Sprinkle Publications, 1988), 101.

Make War

A letter from Andrew Fuller to his lifelong friend, John Ryland, encouraging him to make war against sin:

April 2, 1795

...Sin is to be overcome, not so much by maintaining a direct opposition to it, as by cultivating opposite principles. Would you kill the weeds in your garden, plant it with good seed; if the ground be well occupied, there will be less need of the labour of the hoe. If a man wished to quench fire, he might fight it with his hands till he was burnt to death; the only way is to apply an opposite element."

Ryalnd, Life and Death of the Reverend Andrew Fuller, 367.