Letter To Jonathon Edwards

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American Lit February 23, 2011 Jonathon Edwards While I'm sitting here at my computer wondering into space, in my loud house with the radio blaring and the TV and on downstairs, I try to imagine how life was as a young Puritan. To be honest, I don't think I could live a week the way they do. I could try but it would be excruciatingly difficult. The Puritans didn't have all the luxuries we have today. They were told many things by preachers such as Jonathon Edwards, who lit a candle of fear in their minds. If I were alive to hear Edwards preach, I'd certainly have to question myself. He preached that God holds us in his hands and he can make or break us. If God decides it so, he will let us go and we will fall from his hands to nothing but Hell. Certainly no one wants to go to Hell. So, the Puritans tried to better their lives, and go by rules or "resolutions." They believed if they followed these resolutions, even though God predetermined their fate, they could live a life of good and maybe prove they are meant to go to Heaven. One of the many detailed resolutions they had to follow was "To think much, on all occasions, of my own dying and of the common circumstances which attend death." I certainly would be frightened to think…show more content…
I think I'd have a lot more to say; I'd speak my mind more. I once thought, if I was on an airplane that was crashing, what I would do. I think I'd write. I'd write my finals words in my journal which I always carry and then close my eyes. Nothing more, nothing less. But, I wouldn't actually know that is what I'd do until faced with the situation. I see this resolution as not a good thing, yet not bad. It mostly depends on the
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