Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

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While I read the sermon “In the Hands of an Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards, I had a negative feeling about what he was saying. Although the sermon portrayed a negative feeling, it was a very meaningful, well said sermon. Edwards explained the God had no mercy with unconverted men. Sinners in the hands on God will be cast down into hell, that they are not worthy enough to be sent to heaven. Edwards is telling you that you that you have to turn away from sin and go to God to be saved, or else you will live a life of eternal damnation.

Edwards’ sermon is played more towards your emotion that anything else. “The wrath of God burns against them, the damnation does not slumber; the pit is prepared, the fire made ready, the furnace is now hot, ready to receive them.” Edwards explains that’s God’s wrath is towards all sinners on Earth and that their damnation will not rest. That hell is ready to receive all sinners god sends down. This quote from the sermon can instill terror in you, because it is telling you that unless you turn away from sin, you will face life of eternal damnation in hell.

The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some other loathsome insect over a fire, abhors you... His wrath toward you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire.” Again, Edwards explains how Gods wrath is unconceivable and that you are nothing to him. Sending you to hell is not hard for him to do. “It is everlasting wrath. It would be dreadful to suffer this fierceness and wrath of Almighty God one moment; but you must suffer it for all eternity.” This piece of hos sermon says that the wrath you have to face is nothing you want to go through, but you have to suffer it for all eternity. That if you do not want to suffer, turn away from sin and go to God for forgiveness.