Multi-generational Jonathan Edwards

May 11, 2006

Jonathan Edwards Married Sarah Pierrepont in 1727 and together committed to raise their eleven children in the respect of God. Their success as parents was revealed in a study done in 1900, showing that their descendants included 13 college presidents, 65 professors, 30 judges, 100 lawyers, a dean of a prestigious law school, 80 public office holders, nearly 100 missionaries, 3 mayors of large cities, 3 governors, 3 United States Senators, 1 comptroller of United States Treasury and 1 Vice-President of the United States!

— William Feeder, America’s God and Country referencing Marshall Foster, Winning the Battle for the 21st Century (Thousand Oaks, CA Mayflower institute 1993) p39

Comments – If ever there was a strategy for reforming our state and our nation, this is the one strategy that can not be stopped. Faithful, multi-generational parenting in the fear of God. If a few God fearing men, would poor their life into their great-grandchildren and make decisions based on our responsibility to future generations the impact would be felt for centuries to come.