Analysis Of Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God By Jonathan Edwards

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Ignored Antidote: Could this be what we need now?
“Your life is a mess because God is mad at you!” What would you feel if you were straightly told that? And I wonder what the world leaders of today feel if they are told, “The world is a mess because God is not pleased!”
This was the tone of the message that Rev. Jonathan Edwards conveyed in his sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” in July 8, 1741 at Enfield, Connecticut, USA . In this sermon, Rev. Edwards spoke dooming words of damnation, and utter destruction, against the destitute state and abysmal judgment of men who are impenitent of their sins. “Their foot shall slide in due time…there is nothing that keeps wicked men at any one moment, out of hell, but the mere pleasure of GOD…
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Outliving the preacher’s life, the revolutionary “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” became a remarkable classic literature. This is Rev. Edwards’ legacy to many generations, mine included. I took to my consideration that this phenomenon of spiritual revival was contributory, if not the cause, to the rise of America’s economy at that time and the many more decades after it. So I braved to browse some economic statistics and histories as it relate to the spiritual state of a nation. I have gathered that when a nation’s spiritual condition is awakened, such as the revival during Jonathan Edwards’ time, morality improves, and the economic spike rallies. And it is empirical as it is repeated in many succeeding generations. And I humbly deduce, which I personally believe, is very logical; when the spiritual state of the USA was healthy, its economic state was also healthy but when the USA started to depart from God and His Word, the economy declined and the morality decayed and crime rate increased. My humble thesis is this: Economic health of a nation is directly correlated to its spiritual state whereas the crime rate and moral condition of a nation is indirectly correlated to its

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