“I regard the marvellous hand of divine providence, since my own day observation, as leading into new acquisitions of every kind more rapidly than in any former period of time. A spirit of enquiry, of light and liberty, does wonderfully increase. . . The glorious and universal revival. . . will not be brought on so much by the awful thunderings of divine wrath, and threatenings of hell and damnation, as by leading the blind fearful minds and guilty souls of men to see and know the true character of God, and the Savior.”
–Rev. Joseph Huntingon, Calvinism Improved; or, The Gospel Illustrated as a System of Real Grace, Issuing in the Salvation of All Men. New London: Samuel Green, 1796.