Analysis Of Jonathan Edwards 's ' Sinners The Hands Of An Angry God '

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The author, Jonathan Edwards’ views on human nature is that humans are sinful by nature. Also, according to his background of him being a Puritan, Puritans think that people are also sinful by nature. n his sermon he says people like “you burns like fire; he looks upon you as a worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into fire; he is of purer eyes than to bear to have you in his sight,” to show that God is very upset with the sinners. So Jonathan is trying to say that when this world has people who are sinners, it will lead to consequences. Even though God does not like sinners, God said “ God’s hand can hold you up” to show that even though humans are of a sinful nature, they can fix it. Basically people are born sinful, but they have a chance to redeem themselves and ask for forgiveness for their misdeeds.

The sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards, uses figurative language like metaphor to support his claim. For example, he said “ The bow of God’s wrath is bent, and the arrow is made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow at your heart.” This example demonstrates that God will only punish a person if they do anything sinful. So God is testing the person to see if they have the ability to be good. According to Jonathan, humans are sinful by nature, but have the ability to be good. But that quote demonstrates that he believes that people can be good if they have the right motivation. Jonathan has they tone that is very biased, due to…

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