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When Edwards says that “men are held in the hand of God,” he means that the fate of human beings is determined by God
According to Edwards, human beings have done nothing to appease God
In his sermon, Edwards mainly taps into his audience’s fear of burning forever in a fiery pit
When Edwards refers to the “unconverted persons in this congregation,” he chiefly addresses the members who do not accept Christ as their savior
Edwards builds a sense of urgency and peril by suggesting that death and damnation may occur at any moment
Edwards presents God as a being who is often angry and vengeful
Edwards contends that the only way people can escape from God’s anger is to experience a “change of heart” and accept Christ
Edwards’s purpose in delivering this sermon is to jolt his congregation into mending their ways and seeking salvation
According to Edwards, the only thing that has saved his listeners from hell is God’s hand
What does Edwards mean when he says, “The bow of God’s wrath is bent, and the arrow made ready on the string” God is prepared to demonstrate his anger.
Which of the following quotations is the best example of a figure of speech “the floods of God’s vengeance have been withheld . . .”
Edwards makes all of the following comparisons except that of forgiveness to a lightened load
Jonathan Edwards probably uses the device of comparing God’s fury to natural forces in order to put abstract things into physical terms people can understand
Which of the following word groups is not a figure of speech That world of misery
Which of the following statements is more implicit than explicit in Edwards’s speech? Salvation is possible for anyone who accepts Christ as his savior.
Jonathan Edwards’s primary intent in using such strong, graphic language is to make real the concept of sin and its punishment
Created by: Cdengler911



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