Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Post

                In this video, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, it describes this sermon that was giving many years ago in 1741.  This sermon was supposedly the most memorable and frightening sermons ever told.   It seems that at this time New England was filled with sinners who were no longer paying attention and following their religious views.   So Jonathan Edwards want to give them a wakeup call on what will happen.  The sermon also started the Great Awakening which was when colonists started to understand they must obey God or they are doomed. This sermon has been passed down from generation to generation because of its importance and role in the rest of the early American’s religion. 
                After watching this video, I picture that the sermon will include thoughts of Jonathan Edwards about how the people’s life after death is terrifying.  I think that the sermon will include what hell is like from his point of view.  Also, he thinks that is where they are all headed.  This sermon is defiantly supposed to scare these people, and that is why I’m curious to read it.  I except his word choice to be vivid, because he is try to paint a picture of what the outcome will be if there is no salvation.  Lots of imagery will also be evident, because I think Edwards wants us to imagine what it will be like.  He wants the people to understand if they do not start changing, they will not be happy.  I think this was meant to shock these people into starting to act differently.

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