Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God

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In the Puritan society, it consist of being strict in religious discipline. They believed that God has the power for everything. They are very uncompromising when it came to their religion and beliefs. Puritans honored God above all, and a Puritan’s priority is to serve God first. Puritans would not do what they believe was good, but what was good in God’s sight. Puritans believe that God is the decision maker for every action they make. To understand the Puritan society, you must first understand the individual role of a Puritan.
This sermon, “ Sinners in The Hands of an Angry God” written by Jonathan Edwards takes place in 1741. Edwards spread his religious beliefs to those who are still unconverted. He tells his listeners which consist of Catholics and Christians that God is very angry. He asks that his listeners should accept Him into their hearts. He uses words to stir up emotions within his listeners, and bring fear into those who
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He explains that God is furious; raging at those who have not accepted Him. Edwards brings forth that God can easily accept those who are converted or send those who are not in the pits of flames. Some lines from Edwards’ sermon support his argument, “...the devil is waiting for them, hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash for them”. (Edwards 14) This quote explains that God will send those who have betrayed him to the pit of flames where Satan is waiting for them. Edwards gives another example, “The God that holds you over a pit of hell, much as one holds a spider over an open flame”. (Edwards 15 ) He brings fear into his listeners that God can easily dispose of them. He gives God a superior imagery to show that He does have the power to choose your fate in the afterlife. Either to accept him and He will open his gates for you, or to deny his entrance to your heart and be dropped into the flaming pits of

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