Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Jonathan Edwards' sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," persuaded his fellow Christianity followers of New England that every human being could end up in fiery depths of Hell, and that God's power is the only thing that is keeping them from Hell at any moment. Jonathan Edwards’s sermons main purpose was to convince his congregation that they were sinners and to have them repent and turn to God. Edwards used many different types of persuasive techniques, including lively images and timely word choice that enabled the effectiveness of his sermon.
One of the images that Edwards delivered to make people change their sinful ways was the comparison of God’s wrath to “great waters”. ...

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Edwards says, "some persons that now sit here…should be there [Hell] before tomorrow." There is no doubt the effectiveness of Edwards’ strategy in using word choice to penetrate into the hearts and minds of those who were listening to him, by describing the power of God and the terrible Hell awaiting.
After filling the audience with fear, Edwards concludes the sermon pointing out to the congregation that all that they might fear now about Hell and God can be changed in the form of God's ...

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Added: 3/16/2011 06:37:31 PM
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