Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God

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Jonathan Edwards, sermons about God's relationship with human beings in Sinners in the hands of an Angry God. He discusses God's wrath upon sinners, along with the affects that will happen to sinners when they go to hell. Edwards uses a fear-love relationship between God and his people, in order to persuade and convert people to Christianity.

"Their foot shall slide in due time, seems to imply the following doings, relating to the punishment and destruction to which these wicked Israelites were exposed." Edwards states that the Israelites should be punished by God for not being faithful to the covenant. If people do not believe in Christ then they will be punished by death in hell. They walk upon slipper places and at any moment can fall through the hands of God, into destruction. People slip off on their own, God is holding them over the wrath of hell. "That the reason why they are not fallen already, and do not fall now, is only that God's appointed time is not come". People die when God appoints them a time, when they do something sinful that is when an appointed time will be give to a person. God had a reason why the person is appointed to death and it is not just by chance that someone has died. "The souls of the wicked are in scripture compared to the trouble sea". God seizes sin from our souls, so our souls will not e destructed with misery. Otherwise, if he did not hold back sin, all sins would break out, and be like the raging waves of the troubled sea. The ranging waters of the troubled sea are uncontrollable, and destroy everything in its path. Sin without the restrain of God, would ruin the soul by making it miserable. "There is this clear evidence that men's own wisdom is no security to them from death". If God wants us to go to hell, then you will go to hell. Nothing good can come from a person that can help them go to heaven, if God wishes otherwise. "Almost every natural man that hears of hell flatters himself that he shall escape it; he...
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