Analysis Of Jonathon Edward's Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God

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Fear or Willingly? Is there a reason humans do good in their life? Do humans do good for themselves or for others? Each person has a different explanation towards their desire to do good in life. During the Puritan time they were reliant on God to do well, they feared their consequences falling into Hell’s fiery pits if they did not please God (Lawson “Puritan Background). However, the Humanists believed differently, they emphasized what the man can do himself and for others; this is how they please God (Lawson “The Revolutionary Period and the Age of Reason Background”). In present day, it seems that humanity does good deeds to help make a better world; however, people can be selfish and afraid of consequences that make them do well for themselves in certain situations.…show more content…
In Jonathon Edward’s Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, he speaks about people’s sins, he states, “natural men are held in the hand of God, over the pit of hell . . . and are already sentenced to it” (46). Some people do not look to benefit others; they only want to benefit themselves. Edwards states that most men are held over hell, this emphasizes how these people will do deeds just to satisfy God or get a reward. Most selfish people are not trying to make an impact, they only fear what will happen if they do no good for God. Whereas, there is an exception, other people such as volunteer workers state that they volunteer to fill the desire to help others (Cool). Not all people fear consequences, they only push forward to want to do better to help the world they live in. There is only a select few, which fear how not affecting the world will harm them. Charity workers, army men, community service workers, etc. do not work to benefit themselves. Although, some people want to benefit only their being, more than that amount wants to change the
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