Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Part 1

Before reading Part one, please refer back to the introductory post which is just a post or so back of this one … The following is excerpts From Jonathan Edwards colossal sermon of July 08, 1741 … Comments by me Frank Payton

Reference Deuteronomy 32 verse 35 … “Their foot shall slide in due time” Note: In my opinion ( mainly gained through studies) … When speaking of God’s dealing with the nation of Israel … America can be included in certain scripture contexts … Certainly, some scriptures apply to Israel only … Some might apply only to America … and some can apply to both …

Wicked unbelieving Israelites, who were God’s visible people, and who lived under the means of grace, but who notwithstanding all God’s wonderful work towards them, remained void of counsel, having no understanding in them. Under all the cultivations of heaven, they brought forth bitter and poisonous fruit; as in the two verses next preceding the text.—- The expression I have chosen for my text, “Their foot shall slide in due time”, seems to imply the following things, relating to the punishment and destruction to which these wicked Israelites were exposed. ( above ref pg 11) #1— Seems the Israelites were always exposed to destruction, as one that stands or walks in slippery places is always exposed to fall. See supporting scripture Psalm 73:18 …” Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; thou castedest them down into destruction.” #2– Implies, that they were always exposed to sudden unexpected destruction, he that walks in slippery places is in every moment liable to fall, he cannot foresee one moment whether he shall stand or fall the next; and when he does fall he falls at once without warning … Which is also expressed in Psalm 73:18. How are they brought into desolation as in a moment #3—Also implied, they are liable to fall of themselves, nothing but his own weight to throw him down. #4— The reason they are not already fallen is that it is not God’s appointed time ... At this point, Jonathan Edwards insists upon these words: “There is nothing that keeps wicked men at any one moment out of hell but the mere pleasure of God.” Part two coming soon …

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