From Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God By Jonathan Edwards

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“ From Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” is by Jonathan Edwards. Jonathan Edwards was born in Windsor, Connecticut, where he grew up in a very religious environment. He was forced to preach sermons to his playmates as a child. He was also very versed in academics, and became very intelligent. He was destined to become a pastor, many of his family members before him were highly esteemed pastors. The Britannica encyclopedia says “Jonathan Edwards, greatest theologian and philosopher of British American Puritanism”(Schafer). By far one of Jonathan Edwards most famous sermons was “From Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”. This is a sermon to scare people into turning their life around for the better, by using a lot of scary threats. In the sermon “From Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards, he uses a lot of word pictures, there is also a lot of scary scenes, and he often speaks …show more content…

One in particularly created a very vivid image that many readers of the sermon can understand very well. Edward’s says “The wrath of God is like Great Waters that are dammed” (88). He says the water is like the anger of God, and it will continue to build up, so much that it that it will break the dam. All the force and power of the water exploded on you, and you could neither withstand nor endure the power of the water, in other words the wrath of God. This quick summary in this essay does not do justice to the extreme vivid and powerful word picture that Edwards creates. The only way to recreate it something even remotely close is too plagiarize it. An article states that “The powerful figurative language used by Edwards helped to convey the terror of God’s wrath”(Rowles) He was not a very loud outspoken pastor, but he made sure his point got across to the congregation. Jonathan Edwards used powerful word pictures to frighten people into making good

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