It’s objective was to make the so-called ‘sinners’ aware of their wrongdoings and compel them to repent. The most important feature of a sermon is the application of a scripture text to the personal experience of the listener. Especially this last part is what reduced many of Edwards’s listeners to tears. In Edwards’s sermon the scripture text is “Their foot shall slide in due time”. This meant that eventually, all sinners would be punished by God, which could be at any time.
Edwards shows an unhealthy demand to get his audience to do as he aforementioned. Exceedingly astute, Edwards conveyed his sermon in the atmosphere he knew it would have a tremendous impact. Jonathan manifest his sermon appealing to create fear and guilt on those who heard it expecting would do as he disclosed, be born again. Without any validation, Jonathan claimed the hate God had for humans who had not been born again. 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.
Aikman (2008) refers to Atheism as a cause of uncertainty and violence in the world of faith. It only disturbs the concrete beliefs of Christians to the supremacy of God. With unseen motives, Atheism became a source of development of hesitations that break the connection of God and man. People became more aggressive because they do not worry on the possible consequences of their wrongdoings and the sins they commit. Atheism brings about the existence of evil and suffering.
They seem to almost view God as a tool to aid them in conquering other lands. Although Israel notes the sheer power that God holds by marveling at the “terror and dread” he inspires, they fail to note other key aspects of their relationship to him. Israel has been delivered out of slavery from the Egyptians into eternal servitude to God. However, the Israelite’s focus on using God as a means to claim land suggests that they haven’t fully grasped this yet. The Israelites focus extensively on the fear of God that will “grip” their enemies, but fail to note that this same fear of God should grip them as well.
While I was reading his sermon I realized that his sermon really expresses the ideology of emotionalism. The reason it expresses emotionalism is because he is trying to get the listeners, who are sinners, to think that God will drop them into hell at any given moment. The quotation for this
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
Jonathan Edwards uses several types of writing skills to persuade his audience of God’s intentions. His use of figurative language, analogies, imagery, and repetition all emphasize Edwards’s views. He uses fear, anger, and apathy to appeal to the audience in attempt to warn his audience of God’s intentions. Jonathan Edwards uses fear in this sermon to terrorize his audience into thinking of God as someone to be feared, not someone to be loved. Throughout the sermon, Edwards uses figurative language along with imagery to frighten the audience.
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.
All the suffering and destruction to Jerusalem has been brought on by God however he was right to do so as the people did not listen to him. Therefore, they brought it upon themselves. “The Lord has rejected all my warriors in the midst of me; he proclaimed a time against me to crush my young men; the Lord has trodden as in a wine press the virgin daughter Judah” (Lamentations 1:15). Another key theme throughout the book is sin. The people were murdered and sent into exile both consequences of their sin because Judah did not obey God.
Groups of people abandoned of any natural rights merely because of their faith. Due to government actions, mainstream media, and persecution, religious oppression evokes fear and hardship into societies. Religious persecution leaves a gargantuan, angry red mark on the world 's historical timeline. In accordance with The
The sinners are facing an infuriated God. It was believed hat sinners will face the wrath of God 's judgement. The natural men, people who have not been reborn, were held in the hand of God over the pit of hell. Preacher,Jonathan Edwards, is saying it is God 's ultimate and final decision. Not only was Edwards, among others, were angry with sinners, but God was as
In the 1730s and 1740s a revival called the Great Awakening took place. In a sermon called Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, Edwards incorporates his concern by reminding everyone of God’s wrath in the face of their worldliness and wealth. Edwards explains, “O sinner! Consider the fearful danger you are in: ‘tis a great furnace of wrath, a wide and bottomless pit, full of the fire of wrath, that you are held over in the hand of that God, whose wrath is provoked and incensed as much against you as against many of the damned in hell.” After this more churches popped up along with new colleges and universities, and over time these values and beliefs became as prominent as when they were first established. In conclusion, I believe a major theme was and still is "influence."