Analysis Of Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God By Jonathan Edwards

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Life, Death and Hell No efforts of men can escape Hell without the help of God. Nobody can keep themselves out of hell except God. In the sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards, he thwarted the assumptions made by his listeners regarding life, death, and hell. Nobody can escape death be it healthy or elderly. in Edwards' sermon on page 4, doctrine seven, he said," that he is now in health, and that he don't see which way he should now immediately go out of the world by any accident, and that there is no visible danger in any respect in his circumstances." people will assume that since they are healthy and not in danger, they should not expect their own death. Edwards thwarts that assumption on page four, doctrine seven when he said, "God has so many different unsearchable ways of taking the wicked men out of the world and sending them to hell, that there is nothing to make it appear that God had needed to…show more content…
In Edwards' sermon on page four, doctrine eight, he said," Natural men's prudence and care to preserve their own lives, or the care of others to preserve them." People assume that if they are careful and are looking out for themselves and that there are other people also looking out for them, then they would live longer.Edwards dismisses this assumption on page six when he said," You care for your own life, and the means you use for your own preservation. BUt indeed these things are nothing; if God should withdraw his hand, they would avail no more to keep you from falling, than the thin air to hold up a person suspended in it." people only care for themselves but a perfect body and a good life does not mean anything if God extracts his hand and they fall just like how a person would fall if they are suspended in air. This argument is effective because without God holding people from plunging into the depth of hell, their perfect body or good life have no influences on determining their

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