But rather judge this: He demanded that each individual search his or her own life in comparison with the standards of God. As news of Whitefield began reaching Edwards, he wrote to the famous preacher and invited him to preach at Northampton.
Didache 16 Tertullian argues that believers ought not to be surprised or alarmed at the existence of heresies since Christ and his apostles  told us beforehand that they would arise and gave, "in anticipation, warnings to avoid them" Prescription Against Heretics 4, cf.
Wherefore we pray for you and for all other men who hate us; in order that you, having repented along with us, may not blaspheme Him who, by His works, by the mighty deeds even now wrought through His name, by the words He taught, by the prophecies announced concerning Him, is the blameless, and in all things irreproachable, Christ Jesus; but, believing on Him, may be saved in His second glorious advent, and may not be condemned to fire by Him.
The physical reality of the torture of hell increases the negativity of the consequences of damnation. Stoddard could encourage his congregation to actively turn to God, seeking and praying earnestly for redemption, which might come upon anyone at any moment.
That God will execute the fury of His anger, implies, that He will inflict wrath without any pity.
After his graduation Edwards continued to study theology in New Haven, and still continued to have an interest in science. Near the end of the sermon, Edwards begins to identify groups within the audience, then speaks directly to them.
Thus, this day is one of both great promise and great danger. And truly the death of the Lord became [the means of] healing and remission of sins to the former, but Christ shall not die again in behalf of those who now commit sin, for death shall no more have dominion over Him.
Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering, and there are innumerable places in this covering so weak that they will not bear their weight, and these places are not seen. For if your brother is grieved because of food, you are no longer walking according to love.
But indeed these things are nothing; if God should withdraw His hand, they would no more keep you from falling, than thin air would hold a person up that is suspended in it. He provoked a powerful emotional response from the audiences as well as from Edwards himself.
Revival had once again come to Northampton. There will be something accomplished and brought to pass that will be a dreadful witness. Although the sermon has received criticism, Edwards' words have endured and are still read to this day. God certainly has made no promises either of eternal life, or of any deliverance or preservation from eternal death, but only what are contained in the covenant of grace, the promises that are given in Christ, in whom all the promises are yes and amen.
Active Themes Edwards urges the congregation to consider what danger they are in: For He saith, "Not everyone that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall be saved, but he that worketh righteousness.A fire and brimstone preacher, Jonathan Edwards was a stalwart Puritan and much of his Calvinist background is apparent in the frightening imagery of his sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry.
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