Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God Analysis

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“If I could, I’d trade it all. Trade it for a halo. And she said that she’ll pray for me. I said, ‘it’s too late for me.’” These dark lyrics in the song, “Ordinary Life” by The Weeknd contradict the general Christian concept of forgiveness. Because The Weeknd feels he has strayed so far from God he believes he can not be forgiven, even though the Christian Church teaches that you can always repent your sins to God and be forgiven. This is similar to Jonathan Edwards views on God at the time because he opposed the idea of God being a loving savior, and said he was capable of mass destruction with his ultimate power. In the short story “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” Jonathan Edwards preaches that God is a powerful and dangerous leader of his people through his use of imagery of natural elements, such as water, fire, and weather. Although water is necessary for people to survive, in some cases it can be deadly. Edwards uses the imagery of water to show how God is powerful and can use water to destroy. When Edwards is telling about the rage god is holding back he describes it as, “If God should only withdraw his hand from the floodgate, it would immediately fly open, and the fiery floods of the fierceness and wrath of God, would rush forth with inconceivable fury, and would come upon you with dominant power”(Edwards 2). Edwards preaches that god is all powerful and warns that God can destroy the whole world whenever he sees fit to do so. God has the whole word in his

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