Continually Sharpening

A theological blog by Janelle Zeeb

Articles About Jonathan Edwards

How Could Jesus Be Tempted?

In the Easter story, Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane before he is about to be betrayed by Judas and arrested, brought to trial, and shortly thereafter, crucified.

All three synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke) record that when Jesus was in Gethsemane He prayed "Father, if you are willing …


Open Theism and Bible Prophecy

I came across a book chapter titled "Open Theism in the Hands of an Angry Puritan: Jonathan Edwards on Divine Foreknowledge" by C. Samuel Storms.1 Storms tries to use Jonathan Edwards' arguments about God's foreknowledge to refute Open Theism.

Since I wrote my MTS thesis on Open Theism, and …


God Commands What He Is: Love

One sentence spoken by Jesus had always perplexed me: "You are my friends if you do what I command you." (John 15:14)

I always thought to myself "What sort of person would demand that their friends obey them in order to be considered their friends? Who would say they …