Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Jonathan Edwards preached the now famous sermon: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. It is truly a Classic!

Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was Born in S. Windsor, Connecticut, the fifth of 11 children in a strict Puritan home. He entered Yale College at 13. He died from a smallpox inoculation shortly after beginning the presidency at the College of New Jersey (later to be named Princeton University).

His most famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," preached in Enfield, Connecticut in 1741, is credited for starting the First Great Awakening. It vividly depicts the fate of unrepentant sinners in Hell.

Many years ago, (before the advent of the Internet) I heard about this sermon and spent months trying to find a copy of it in a book or journal. Finally I did find a printed copy. And WOW ! Now, thanks to the internet, you do not have to search for months or even for minutes because I have found it and posted it for you.