Rhetorical Analysis Of Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God “You contribute nothing to your salvation except the sin that made it necessary.” Jonathan Edwards stated this quote in his famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”. On July 8th, 1741, in Enfield, Connecticut, Edwards expressed his beliefs to his audience: people who were not saved by God will go to Hell; these “people” were also known as “Unconverted Men”. Edwards was known for the uprising theology of the Great Awakening. Henceforth upon reading Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, it can be concluded that Edwards followed his strict religion that he strongly believed in, Puritanism, during the seventeenth century. The emotion and manner of Edwards expression towards his audience was filled with irritation and rage. ”It is everlasting wrath. It would be dreadful to suffer this fierceness and wrath of Almighty God on moment; but you must suffer it to all to eternity”. Edwards states this in the middle of sermon to his audience in order for the Unconverted Men to be saved. Words like suffer, wrath, and …show more content…
He was speaking on what he thought was accurate and for all Unconverted Men who were not following God. He informed to explain reviling the sinfulness of the people. Edwards describes the vivid imagery of Hell with different examples of Figurative Language. His aim was to impart his listeners about the horrors of Hell, the risks of sin, and the fear of being nowhere to be found. Edwards defines the unsteady position of those who did not follow Christ’s vital call for mercy. In the final part of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” Edwards shows his theological point by using the Holy Bible towards his people. "Therefore let everyone that is out of Christ, now awake and fly from the wrath to come." He ends his argument impacting religion during the seventeenth century, Great Awakening, and modern religion as of

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