Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God Analysis

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Often in sermons the clergy persuade the audience to behave in a spiritual or moral fashion. Whereas in the title sinners in the hands of an Angry God Edwards wanted to impact of audience by appealing to the fears, pity and vanity. Edward had A powerful impact on his puritan audience because of his use of convincing tone, strong imagery, and descriptive figurative language. Foremost, the use of tone Jonathan Edwards portrayed was convincing. For example in the story of “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God” he repeats the word “wrath”, over and over again making it clear how angry god is with his people. Edward shows the people that they are all sinners in the sight of god and if they have any hope of not being damned they will repent. Edwards says “ The wraths of God are great waters that are dammed for the present…” in addition, he also states “ The bow of God’s wrath is bent and the arrow made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow at your heart…” he allows the reader to understand …show more content…
However, He puts emphasis on the wrath to come he states “The wrath of God burns against them, their damnation does not slumber; the pit is prepared, the fire is made ready, the furnace is now hot, ready to receive them; the flames do now rage and glow.” So that's why Edwards imagery was so