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Discuss, in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Edwards’ description of God’s wrath and Edwards’ use of the metaphors of storm and thunder, flood and fire.
CAN YOU TELL ME DID I ANSWER THE QUESTION RIGHT?
Jonathan Edwards is a name that is getting to be more recognizable in Christian rounds now (particularly with the work of John Piper to continue reminding us). Edwards was an American minister in the 1700s. Under his proclaiming (and others), America saw its first extraordinary restoration. A standout amongst the most fabulous of these recovery sermons was this one, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. It was eminent on account of the impact it had on its crowd.
Audience members writhed in anguish. Some blacked out. I didn't exactly black out, however of course, I am a Christian. The sermon is truly to the point for the non-Christian: you are just ever a part second far from Hell. You may think you're youthful and solid, yet there are a million ways that junior and sound individuals can pass on, and when you do, in case you're not a Christian, you're set straight to Hell.
Extend that out, with the absolute most unrestrained dialect used to portray Hell, and you have a sermon that would have been reasonably chilling to a crowd of people of the time.
The most intriguing thing that I found about this sermon was the means by which uniquely distinctive the style of lecturing was in those days contrasted with now. I've adult getting used to expositional lecturing, where the evangelist clarifies what the Scriptures mean (and normally keeps pretty nearly to the content). Actually, evangelists who take one verse and after that run off on digressions are normally respected with a bit of suspicion in light of the fact that they're not by any means lecturing the Bible.
However in this sermon, Edwards, takes a handful of verses and runs with them for what must have been at any rate a hour. Actually, the sermon is so emphatically intended to alarm that I think we'd be frightened at any priest that challenged to lecture it now.
I'm at a misfortune to know how to survey something like this, in light of the fact that, in spite of the colossal contrast in style: 1) Edwards' point about the truth of judgment is right (simply in light of the fact that we dislike discussing it, doesn't make it go away) and 2) numerous individuals got to be Christians on account of that sermon and his service.