All Law, No Gospel

It’s about time I did another religion post. One Lutheran blogger recently looked at the most famous sermon in American history, Jonathan Edwards’ Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, and found it seriously lacking in one notable element: Christ. Edwards dangles his readers over the depths of hell like a spider hanging on its thread over a frying pan, but never rescues them with the power and promise of the Gospel of Christ. This is considered a great sermon because…?


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