- Jonathan Edwards :: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
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Jonathan Edwards :: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
9 quotes from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God: 'Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering.'.the
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There is nothing that keeps wicked men, at any one moment, out of hell, but the meer pleasure of God. Unlock explanations and citation info for this and every other Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God quote. Sometimes an earthly prince meets with a great deal of difficulty to subdue a rebel, that has found means to fortify himself, and has made himself strong by the numbers of his followers. But it is not so with God. There is no fortress that is any defence from the power of God. He that believeth not is condemned already. So that every unconverted man properly belongs to hell; that is his place; from thence he is Joh.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. This is a very interesting line: notice that devils is plural. Edwards is suggesting that the world is populated by many demons and not just one. This almost certainly was guaranteed to instill even more fear and suspicion into the hearts of his already somewhat paranoid congregation. Previously, wrath has been compared to fire and flood waters.
The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked. His wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else but to be cast into the fire. He is of purer eyes than to bear you in his sight; you are ten thousand times as abominable in his eyes as the most hateful, venomous serpent is in ours. You have offended him infinitely more than ever a stubborn rebel did his prince, and yet it is nothing but his hand that holds you from falling into the fire every moment. It is to be ascribed to nothing else that you did not got to hell the last night; that you were suffered to awake again in this world, after you closed your eyes to sleep. And there is no other reason to be given why you have not dropped into hell since you arose in the morning, but that God's hand has held you up. There is no other reason to be given why you have not gone to hell since you have sat here in the house of God provoking his pure eye by your sinful, wicked manner of attending his solemn worship.
Search verses, phrases, and topics e. John , Jesus faith love. Other Searches. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Their foot shall slide in due time. Under all the cultivations of heaven, they brought forth bitter and poisonous fruit; as in the two verses next preceding the text.
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Quotes