This execution sermon is a lurid and bitter jeremiad against the "New York Negro rebels" who were then being hanged and burned at the stake for a suspected plot to destroy the village of New York by arson fire. From May to August inat a market place described as lying in "a grassy valley", thirteen slaves were burned at the stake and seventeen were hanged.
Under all the cultivations of heaven, they brought forth bitter and poisonous fruit; as in the two verses next preceding the text. That they were always exposed to destruction; as one that stands or walks in slippery places is always exposed to fall.
This is implied in the manner of their destruction coming upon them, being represented by their foot sliding. The same is expressed, Psalm As he that walks in slippery places is every moment liable to fall, he cannot foresee one moment whether he shall stand or fall the next; and when he does fall, he falls at once without warning: Which is also expressed in Psalm How are they brought into desolation as in a moment!
That the reason why they are not fallen already and do not fall now is only that God's appointed time is not come. For it is said, that when that due time, or appointed time comes, their foot shall slide. Then they shall be left to fall, as they are inclined by their own weight. God will not hold them up in these slippery places any longer, but will let them go; and then, at that very instant, they shall fall into destruction; as he that stands on such slippery declining ground, on the edge of a pit, he cannot stand alone, when he is let go he immediately falls and is lost.
The observation from the words that I would now insist upon is this. There is no want of power in God to cast wicked men into hell at any moment. Men's hands cannot be strong when God rises up. The strongest have no power to resist him, nor can any deliver out of his hands.
Sometimes an earthly prince meets with a great deal of difficulty to subdue a rebel, who 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. Though hand join in hand, and vast multitudes of God's enemies combine and associate themselves, they are easily broken in pieces.
They are as great heaps of light chaff before the whirlwind; or large quantities of dry stubble before devouring flames.
We find it easy to tread on and crush a worm that we see crawling on the earth; so it is easy for us to cut or singe a slender thread that any thing hangs by: What are we, that we should think to stand before him, at whose rebuke the earth trembles, and before whom the rocks are thrown down?
They deserve to be cast into hell; so that divine justice never stands in the way, it makes no objection against God's using his power at any moment to destroy them.Jonathan Edwards, Sinners in the Hands of Angry God, “The Works of Jonathan Edwards” Vol. 2, (Edinburgh, ), 9. Josh Moody (PhD, University of Cambridge) serves as the senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and president of God Centered Life Ministries.
Rev. Jonathan Edwards delivered the execution sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" in Enfield, Connecticut on July 8, This execution sermon is a lurid and bitter jeremiad against the "New York Negro rebels" who were then being hanged and burned at the stake for a suspected plot to destroy the village of New York by arson fire. On this day in history, Jonathan Edwards started a sermon that he did not finish. Such was the impact of his preaching that the people listening shrieked and cried out, and the crying and weeping became so loud that Edwards was forced to discontinue the sermon. Jonathan Edwards, Sinners in the Hands of Angry God, “The Works of Jonathan. Edwards, Rev. Jonathan (July 8, ), Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, A Sermon Preached at Enfield " There is nothing that keeps wicked men at any one .
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On this day in history, Jonathan Edwards started a sermon that he did not finish. Such was the impact of his preaching that the people listening shrieked and cried out, and the crying and weeping became so loud that Edwards was forced to discontinue the sermon.
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Sinners in the Hands of Angry God is considered the most famous sermon ever preached in American history. Jonathan Edwards delivered this message on July 8, in Enfield, Connecticut.
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Jonathan Edwards delivered this message on July 8, in Enfield, Connecticut. Jonathan Edwards's 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God' is one of the most famous sermons ever preached.
Read this lesson to find out more about its themes and metaphors. Jonathan Edwards SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD SERMON VI. This is the classic sermon preached by Jonathan Edwards on July 8, in Enfield, Massachusetts (now Connecticut).