Sinners The Hands Of An Angry God Analysis

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Another metaphor in the sermon is, “The wrath of God is like great waters that are dammed for the present; they increase more and more, and rise higher and higher, till an outlet is given, and the longer the stream is stopped, the more rapid and mighty is its course, when once it is let loose… the waters are continually rising and waxing more and more mighty; and there is nothing but the mere pleasure of God that holds the waters back that are unwilling to be stopped…” (Bedford 352). The whole point of what he is saying in this quote is just to stress the importance that only God’s grace can keep people from a loss from hate. The losses can include things like floods and burning flames. This quote talks about how the waves of water keep getting …show more content…

That one man thing is to scare people so badly, to make them want to turn into Christians and accept God as their one and only Jesus Christ and Savior. Edwards did scare many people with all the things he mentioned about hell and the devil. No one wants to even think about being thrown into a pit of fire and being burned to death with the devil, Satan. Everyone thinks of going to heaven, where there are gates of pearls and angels. Edwards preaching of his sermon was a persuasive tactic. There are many basic and major tenets of Christianity that were emphasized in Jonathan Edwards’ sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” He used a lot of terms and concept throughout the whole entire sermon. The term “monotheistic”, which means a belief that there is only one God is used throughout the sermon. Monotheistic exists in three beings. Edwards’ also used the concepts of omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent throughout the whole entire sermon. Omnipotent means one can do anything. Omniscient means one knows everything. Omnipresent means one is everywhere. Edwards’ also emphasizes the miracle of the “Virgin” birth, sacrifice/crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and God. He mentions a lot about how there is the existence of an afterlife. He basically says that after you die, you either are going to hell or heaven. The belief in salvation

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