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Unformatted text preview: "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards, one of the greatest American-born revivalist preachers, delivered the sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" to a Northampton, Massachusetts, audience in 1741. Renowned as one of his most moving and monumental works, "Sinners" repeatedly elicited excited responses as Edwards preached it to other congregations of Americans seeking religious revival in the mid-18th century. In his sermon, Edwards describes an angry God who alone holds the fate of sinners in his hands: No amount of good works could save one whom God had not chosen. . . . This that you have heard is the case of every one of you that are out of Christ. That world of misery, that lake of burning brimstone, is extended abroad under you. There is the dreadful pit of the glowing flames of the wrath of God; there is hell's wide gaping mouth open; and you have nothing to stand upon, nor any thing to take hold of; there is nothing between you and hell but...
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- Spring '11