What Are Some Classic Sermons by Jonathan Edwards?


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Jonathan Edwards is best known for “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," but he also wrote “The Justice of God in the Damnation of Sinners” and “Pardon for the Greatest Sinners.” Edwards preached during the Great Awakening and his sermons are examples of the fire-and-brimstone style of preaching.

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The majority of Edwards' sermons center on why it is just for God to condemn humans. "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" and "The Justice of God in the Damnation of Sinners" both explain why God has no obligation to humans and that the members of congregation can, at any moment and at God's whim, die and be condemned to hell. The sermons then provide guidance to the audience on how to live a better, purer life.

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