Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Questions and Answers
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In Jonathan Edwards' view from "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," what must sinners do to save themselves?

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"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” is a sermon preached at Enfield, Connecticut, in 1741 by the revivalist preacher Jonathan Edwards. The sermon is often considered the iconic statement of the 18th century religious revival known as the First Great Awakening.

Edwards was a member of the Congregationalist (Puritan) church, which had been the state religion of the Massachusetts Bay Colony that comprised most of New England in the 17th century. In its early days, the sect was intolerant of other religions and brooked little opposition within its own ranks. Edwards's father had been a Congregationalist minister in the small settlement of East Windsor, Connecticut.

Like all Congregationalists, Edwards accepted the doctrine of original sin, which holds that all people are born into sin, and only some will be redeemed from it by God. All the others will be condemned to eternal damnation.

However, there were differences as to what degree an individual's actions during his lifetime might save...

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