Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
During 1607-1750 was during the Early American colonial times. Most people would say that that was when the New World started to form and begin. So the old world has starting to disappear. But The Puritan would have their daily life revolved around the Bible. Well puritan thought that there soul has fightting to be good or evil. The Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is mostly about what happen in that time. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, Edwards writes about a god that wants to get back at people. He clearly puts an image of a fearful and powerful God and how he comes across a simple man. Edward was pretty much really straight forward with people about he’s believes. Because he was discipline in an strict puritan home. He became a teacher and then pastor in the church he attended.
The pace and the language of the sermon seems to be fast and not easy going to the on the conscience of the people .It almost seems that Edward expects the members of the congregation to accept christ so they won’t go to hell. He makes people imagine pictures from the bible, that seems to make a picture to warn sinner from a place called hell. He tells the people of the congregation that they are walking on slippery places with the danger of falling from their own weight. He says that they are walking across the pit of hell on a wooden bridge supported by rotten planks that may break at any second. He speaks of invisible arrows, which like a pestilence, fly at noonday. He warns that God’s bow is bent and that the arrows of His wrath arc aimed at their hearts. He describes the wrath of God that is like great waters rushing against the floodgates of a dam. If the dam should break, the sinners would be destroy.
Edward's Angry God Jonathan Edward's most famous sermon is "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." This 18 th Century Puritan preached intense sermons that awakened his congregation to an awareness of their sinfulness and need for God. "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" exemplifies Edward's stern religious beliefs. The sermon preaches a savage, cruel God powerful and capable, but not inclined, ...
In several sections of this sermon I noticed that Edwards uses parts or sections of bible verse rather than complete text because I feel I think that he thought that too much information might destroy and people won’t feel the fear that’s he is trying to get he’s reader to get the fear of god. In one part of his sermon Edwards says that sinners are already Satan property. Later in the sermon he says that the bible is saying Satan stands ready to fall upon the sinners .
Lastly, in the application section of the sermon Edwards places great stress on the nature and severity of God’s wrath. This differs from the rest of the sermon in that it focuses on the power and the punishment that God will hand out. The earlier sections of the sermon focuses on how the people should conduct themselves and how they should practice their religion and live their lives. In the Application section the central idea is the clear notion that a holy God must also be a wrathful God. He lists several key points about the wrath of God that we dare not overlook. One of these points is that God’s wrath is greater than any other wrath that someone could be subject to. Human wrath terminates, in other words it has an ending point and is limited. On the other hand God’s wrath can go on forever because he is thought to be eternal.