Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God Essay

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In “Sinners in The Hands of an Angry God”, Johnathan Edwards uses fear to create images that help his audience experience the consequences of sinful behavior. He uses imagery and figurative language to persuade his readers. He wants us to get a mental picture of Hell in your head and he wants us to fear the wrath of God. One such image was when Edward wrote, “When men are on god’s hands and they could fall to Hell, natural men are held in the hands of God, over the pit of Hell.” God could let us fall into the eternity of burning flames anytime He wants to. Edward is trying to persuade people, especially sinners, to turn to God and to look to Him for Salvation. “The devil is waiting for them, Hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them and swallow them up”, in this quote, we can imagine the horrors of Hell and what’s waiting for us. The devil can make us do anything and make it seem like it’s blameless for us, …show more content…

In this picture, God’s hand is above the fire of Hell, which means that he could drop the person, us, anytime we turn away from him. Every time we sin, we’re always closer to going to hell, but we turn and ask God for forgiveness. Like Edward says, “…natural men are held in the hand of God, ver the pit of Hell”, this figurative language means that we are all over the pit of Hell. When he quotes this, I imagine a hand, God’s hands, holding us and trying to save us from going to Hell. Johnathan Edward wants people, but also sinners especially to know this. Edwards wants us to know that when we don’t listen to God and turned away from and when we follow the Satan’s ways, we will go to Hell. “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Johnathan Edwards, wants us to imagine Hell and what the consequences are. Edwards wants us to know that men who are sinners are more likely to go to Hell, and to consider the danger that we are

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