We do not approach people to call them out of happiness and assign them to a ritualistic, grim existence in which they please God by mere duty. We reach out to lost people to tell them that they are letting their inferior principles drive their appetites and passions, and that if they continue to do so, this pattern will lead them infinitely and unalterably far from the presence of God. It is not pleasure and happiness that they need to give up; it is sin, and the sinfully oriented pleasures that they seek. We call them to repent of these ways, to forsake sin, and to trust Jesus Christ, the Savior who waits to lead them into pleasures evermore (Psalms 16:11).
— Owen Strachan and Doug Sweeney, Jonathan Edwards: On the Good Life, p70.