Jonathan Edwards "Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead, and to tend downwards with great weight and pressure towards hell... ." stated during one of Jonathan Edwards sermons. Edwards used extreme and harsh words like these to convince the members of his congregation they were completely evil. Edwards' view of people was very short, seeing people as only servers of God and nothing more.
He preached each sermon with great conviction, and yet, he remained calm, often taking time to quiet the crowd. Edwards's ermons, a large part of his life, remain famous today. Preachers no, such as Jonathan Haney have an extremely different approach to preaching. Haney speaks words of experience and teaches life lessons. Edwards only spoke vital words of immortality and pleasures of God. Speaking through experience reaches people of all genders, races, and denominations more than telling them the negatives in their lives.
Compared to Haney, Edwards appears psychotic in this day. "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," a six-hour sermon, written by Jonathan Edwards caused an awakening in believers. Edwards' goal, among many others, to teach church members their actions, words, and attitudes remained wrong unless purposely done or said to better serve God. "Sinners... ." did awaken believers in hysteria and panic. Edwards, a fierce writer and preacher, believed church members and other sinners needed physical punishment to correct their sovereign errors.
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," one of the most popular sermons in American history remains famous today. A child prodigy, Edwards began preaching to his young playmates. Edwards continued to write through his childhood. Graduating from college at age seventeen, Edwards became a very accomplished young man.
Edwards, being a very passionate man, preached with a great influence on his listeners. Being engulfed in evil and wrongdoing Edwards's ermons became unheard of after a few years. Edwards became suspended or removed from his position of preaching. A large part of his life, Edwards's ermons still remain famous today. Jonathan Edwards's ermons appear very different compared to the sermons written by preachers now. "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," an infamous sermon written by Edwards completes a large part of the English history.
Edwards excelled in most everything he attempted to write, which is why he is such a profound part of the English history.