Essay Analysis Of Jonathan Of The Hands Of An Angry God

1088 Words Oct 14th, 2015 5 Pages
American citizens do not realize how everyday actions contribute and continually influence both the American and puritan societies. In Jonathan Edward’s sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, Edwards asserts that with continuous sin, puritans will be released to hell by God and by also not following the puritan way of life. Throughout the sermon, Jonathan Edwards uses similes, repetition and scare tactics to emphasize the fact that with sin, any Puritan will be sent to hell. Faith and fear have extensive contributions to the overall influence of the American society which Edwards addresses in his sermon. Faith plays a role in the society due to the fact the puritans know they are not supposed to sin, however they do so anyways which also relates to the american society with the fact people sin and expect nothing to happen. Fear plays a role due to the fact of Jonathan Edwards sermon which shows the puritan society what sin will do to them and to the American society. He shows although people may not realize what sin does, overall there is a knowledge about hell and the consequences of sining. Puritans have to be constantly reminded that with sin, hell is awaiting them without any given notice due to those who decide to sin. Edwards constantly uses similes to compare Puritan’s to everyday items throughout Puritan society. Throughout the sermon, Jonathan Edwards reminds the Puritans that in a pure society, they are supposed to be pure with no sin in order to go to…

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