Today is the anniversary of Jonathan Edwards famous sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. America’s greatest intellectual preached the magnificent message at Enfield on July 8, 1741 – just 269 years ago!
“There are the black clouds of God’s wrath now hanging directly over your heads, full of the dreadful storm, and big with thunder; and were it not for the restraining hand of God, it would immediately burst forth upon you.”
“And now you have an extraordinary opportunity, a day wherein Christ has thrown the door of mercy wide open, and stands in calling, and crying with a loud voice to poor sinners; a day wherein many are flocking to him, and pressing into the kingdom of God … To see so many rejoicing and singing for joy of heart, while you have cause to mourn for sorrow of heart, and howl for vexation of spirit! How can you rest one moment in such a condition?”
May God bring another Great Awakening to our generation as the Word of God is faithfully preached! Oh, that our generation would be characterized by fresh repentance and fruitful service – a generation that reveres God in his transcendent majesty and holiness!