Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen: The Great Awakening Analysis

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Before the Great Awakening, Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen, a German pastor’s son, born on November 6, 1692 in Lingen, Germany answered the call to theology. Shortly thereafter, whether answering a call from God, or at the urging of the Reverend Sicco Tjady, Frelinghuysen came to America, because the Dutch population needed ministers,/ along with his wife Eva Terhune, a farmer 's daughter; and five sons that all entered the ministry, and two daughters that married clergymen./ Frelinghuysen’s eloquence and energetic preaching style stimulated community intellectual life, nurtured several ministers, and edified the gospel of Jesus Christ had a reforming effect, and significant revivals followed./ Unbeknownst to some, Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen; …show more content…
I have three times (it is now the fourth time) administered the Lord 's supper and urged this point, that the unconverted may not approach, and that the wicked must, according to our doctrine, be debarred. But what murmuring has this excited? How many tongues, set on fire of hell, have uttered their slanders? I would ask you, who have been, and perhaps still are so greatly displeased on this account? Is not this the doctrine of the Reformed Church? Why, make yourselves guilty of such slanders and backbiting? Say you that I speak too hard and sharply? Must I not speak in accordance with the word of …show more content…
Likewise, the Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 11:26) writes to the members of the church in Corinth, “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come,” clearly stating the Lord’s Supper is for converted partakers to make a public statement about Jesus’ death on the Cross and how it unites them with Christ, and continues in (I Corinthians 11:28), everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup, that every person needs to know the reason why Communion represents our Lord’s body, the blood He shed for everyone, and what joins the people in an earthly church who have experienced a true conversion with the heavenly church in Christ

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