Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God Analysis

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Prose “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” was a sermon that was preached by John Edwards to his congregation, but was also published on July 8th of 1741. This sermon was focused on arousing fear into those who did not believe in God, or have God as a part of their lives. To prompt that fear into people, especially those in his congregation, he used many forms of imagery to warn them to repent their sinful ways and turn to God for forgiveness before it was too late and they would not be able to escape their fate of hell. The sermon was directed to those who did not believe in God, those who were considered natural men, or those who were Puritans that needed to be warned. We are able to tell who John Edwards audience was for the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” because when John Edwards is describing all of these horrific events that occur when you sin, he continuously refers to wicked men or natural men. These two types of people are those who this sermon is directed to, and this is shown through his various examples. A wicked man is referring to someone who chooses to sin and goes against God’s ways. In the first sentence of his sermon he mentions unbelieving Israelites and how they are wicked. John Edwards stated that they will be threatened with the vengeance of God and relates them with the metaphor “their foot shall slide in due time”. This metaphor is stating that one walks in a slippery place they will fall. In other words, one who chooses to sin and
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