He testified that God’s anger is greater on those who are standing on earth, over the ones being tormented in hell, compelling his audience with fear. As he proceeded to develop his argument he compared humans with worms, snakes, and spiders, loathsome, abhorrent creatures. Verifying once more the Machiavellian maneuvers Edwards tried to impose on the evangelical church. Consequently he affirmed God’s will is the only reason sinners are not being tormented in hell, creating an
Man can never live without the help of God. The devil can tell you all the lies he may churn out, but the truth remains, man has been made to live in God. Most assuredly, we are all incomplete without Jesus. Our lives have been made to exist within the spiritual environment of holiness. God is our cover, and He is the seal of man’s goodness.
The authors perception and treatment on death can be found in the throughout the play. Everyman begins with God being disappointed in mankind with the way that they are ignoring Him. God calls death to visit “Everyman” and hold him accountable for this. Death tells Everyman that he must take a long journey, and he must bring with him his account book of his good and bad deeds. Everyman realizes who is and is frightened.
In the sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of Angry God" given by Jonathon Edwards, whom was born on October 5, 1703 and one of the people to trigger the Great Awakening, informs those, living in the 18th century, who have not been converted to Puritanism will find themselves in the hands of the devil and endlessly suffering in the pits of Hell. In this sermon preached to a crowd of unconverted men (people who are not apart of Puritanism) in Connecticut, Edwards emphasizes how God is an angry and merciless ruler and treats those unconverted like a pest and is willing to get rid of them. So Edwards advocates those who are unconverted to urgently convert to Puritanism, a form of Christianity popular in 18th Century America, or else they will find themselves being endlessly consumed by the flames in hell with no mercy of stopping. These Puritanism tenets, God is an angry ruler and God's salvation can be found in Edwards sermon.
When the Bible clearly shows in numerous passages in the New Testament, with word for word examples, that God 's people were predestined, it 's no longer an argument. Human free-will is a topic of discussion that is taken slightly out of context. Free will means people are automatically choosing sin because it 's nature right from birth. Psalm 51:5 says “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.” All were born in sin and because of the fall it 's what people are most drawn towards. By the grace of God he captures the hearts of his people, by his choice.
Thesis: Jonathan Edwards in the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” compels his listeners to believe in God and reach salvation by creating the sense of fear among its listeners arguing that otherwise they would end up in Hell. Summary: In the sermon, Edwards explains in detail to his audience how Hell will feel like. He uses figurative language to simulate how they will be judged by God and sent to hell if they don’t believe. He mentions that this is the best opportunity to believe and reach salvation before the “sinners” go to Hell for eternity. Analysis: To persuade his audience, Edwards
The main imagery within Jonathan Edward's “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Margaret Atwood's “Half-Hanged Mary, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's “The Ministers Black Veil” all revolves around sin and situations because no one can stop the future. Imagery in the Crucible is evident towards John Proctor and Abigail Williams very much so. John Proctor “sweated like a stallion” every time Abigail got close to him, this shows John Proctor had a thing for Abigail. Sweated like a stallion creates imagery for the reader. John Proctor also says, “you know in all of your blacken hearts that this be fraud...we will burn together.” By saying “we will burn together,” John is creating an image of darkness and fire for the reader.
Not only did he state that his abolitionism was identical to God’s law, but he defied all social norms and directly went after churches, repeating that the ones who advocate for slavery are atheistical, and Christians who believe that one man may be enslaved by another are believers of the devil. I was awed. We all were. I quickly renounced all my previous personal connection to the possibility of atheism and my faith was fast renewed. It was as if I was a child again, learning about the Bible from my parents in secrecy.
He uses a tactic of almost scaring the parishioners that listen to the sermon into believing that we are all sinners, and that no matter what we do, it will ultimately put us in hell. He uses similes and metaphors, and certainly imagery to really make us feel like we are almost in the gates of hell. In lines 50-65,Edwards compares sinners to spiders, saying that “The only thing holding us are God’s hands over the pits of hell”, or we would otherwise be there already. (Edwards: “Sinners in the…” 127-128) He uses a great amount of loaded language and very profound words to add a fear effect to readers’ minds. “However you may keep up a form of religion in your families and closets … it is nothing but his mere pleasure that keeps you from being in this moment swallowed up in everlasting destruction.” (Edwards 126) Edwards seems to believe that even when sinners will try to repent, God will show little to no mercy.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:17 Why is the world so condemning? As the sons’ of man we are bound to be condemned to the gates of Hell, but God’s mercy to send his only son so that we may have eternal life if we believe in him is amazing. We all have fallen short of eternal life and deserve to perish. If God loved the world so much that he would send his only son to save us why can’t we love one another and have mercy for each other, looking over all the bad things that we were all victims of.