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

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According to the “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards ', main purpose was to scare the audience and tell them that they are doomed to spend their lives suffering from God 's wrath in hell. His sermons were intended as a wake-up call for those who underplayed the majesty of a holy God and overemphasized their own worthiness as a decent, hard-working, successful citizens. Edwards believed strongly that only a genuine conversion experience should qualify a person for church membership. Jonathan Edwards did a good job of persuading sinners to renounce their sins and reconcile with themselves with God and their neighbor. For me the importance of the sermon was that the tragedy of the natural man 's rejection of God is to fall into "The Hands of an Angry God." He fiercely targets the “natural men” who are people who live their lives according to strictly natural impulses, desires and plans. Edwards tells his parishioners that they only reason they are alive and the only reason they woke up this morning is because God allowed them to.
During his sermon he gave effective ways on how a person should live their lives. He uses figurative language such as similes to convey his message. A simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing k, with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid. Basically, it’s a comparison of unlike things, sometimes using the words like or as. Throughout the story Edwards’s use of…
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