Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

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Why must we people sin? Sinning is a violation of god’s laws, if we obey his laws in any sort of way he will have consequences. When we sin it shows that we have no respect to our god and that we don’t care ourselves. God brought us into this world to do good deeds not to do wrong and shame our god. For sinning he gives consequences which are most likely being sent to hell, but god gives forgiveness. Jonathan Edward’s use of the imagery helps the reader understand the motives in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”. The title itself explains its self ,”Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” , god is holding the people who sin in his hands and is angry which means he would like to drop us into hell. Edwards hoped that the imagery and message of his sermon would awaken his audience to the horrific reality that awaited them should they continue without Christ. The imagery puts an picture or image inside the readers mind so they could get a better understanding in what’s actually going on in the story which is sinning. This will put an image in the conditions of being sent to hell. When the reader visualizes the story then they could be motivated to not sin because of the awful consequences god will do. “To see so many others feasting while you are” (Edwards, 108). Feasting means a large meal, meals are cooked using heat or fire. Basically this says that you are watching yourself and many other being burned, just image the feeling of the fire. The motives of this quote are to have the reader feel inside that being burned is not the best feeling. In the story “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God” there’s a quote saying “O’Sinner consider the fearful danger you are in “(Edwards, 109). This passage describes how the sinners feel which are afraid because of god’s consequences. He threatened to drop them in hell making them want to change their ways in sinning. Jonathan

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