Doing some research for a lecture I have given, spoke a little about Jonathon Edwards, who wrote the very well known sermon, “Sinners in the hands of an angry God”
Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans.
He preached in a monotone voice, in fact he was very non charismatic in how he preached, there was nothing that interesting about how he went about his stuff. But it was what was happening in the pews that many of you may have heard about and be interested in.
When he preached, people were so affected they started to fall of their seats and they thought they were falling into hell and they started to scream, uncontrollably, some people who advocate the Toronto Blessing, think that Jonathon Edwards was the pioneer of that movement, others don’t think that. But certainly the congregation when Jonathon preached came under the power of God and there were many manifestations of the Spirit, most noticeably for me the fact that people were drawn off the street by the Holy Spirit In six months, nearly three hundred were admitted to the church and came under the hand of God.