Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

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Sinners in the hands of an angry God by Jonathan Edward

Jonathan Edward
* Is a Christian preacher and theologian.
* He is well known as widely acknowledged to be America’s most important and original philosophical theologian, and one of America’s greatest intellectuals. * He is famous for delivering the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” a classic of early American literature. Genre

* Sermon
Historical Background
* This was written during the revival in 1741, following George Whitefield’s tour of the Thirteen Colonies. * The works inspired thousands of missionaries throughout the 19th century, and made Religious affections. * His works played a critical role in shaping the First Great Awakening, and affected some of the first revivals in 1733 to 1735 at his church. * His sermons were preached during the period of First Great Awakening, a time of religious revival. What kind of God present in the story

* God is merciful to us now but God may cast wicked men into hell at any given moment. * God has given the humanity a chance to rectify their sins. * The will of God is that keeps wicked men from the depths of Hell. * At any moment God shall permit him, Satan is ready to fall upon the Wicked and seize them as his own. * God has never promised to save us from Hell, except for those contained in Christ through the covenant of Grace. Analysis

The author of the book has preached this during the period of Great Awakening and he used different kinds of persuasive techniques, the images and simple metaphors to prevent the sinners from committing sins. He used two images that delivered to make people turn from their sinful ways is first, comparison of God’s wrath to great waters and second, he compared it to a bow. He compared it to great waters and said that there will be a disaster made by huge flood if people became all wicked. And he also compared the wrath to a bow that is bent, with the arrow ready...