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On July 8, 1741, Jonathan Edwards preached his most famous sermon ever at Enfield, Connecticut. That sermon was based on Deuteronomy 32:35:
“Their foot shall slide in due time.”
In a day and age when one wells known preacher refuses to talk about hell because he doesn’t want to offend people, Edwards’ sermon seems particularly relevant. As you read the sermon, replete with wonderfully written prose and the conviction of the Word of God, you can feel Edwards’ love for the people he was preaching to. You sense that he is, with a great deal of urgency, pleading with his audience to embrace Jesus Christ as savior. Perhaps we need more sermons like this in our day and age when so many people:
“…will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” [2 Timothy 4:3]
I will not post the entire text of the sermon here (I have included a link to it at the bottom of this post), but I will provide an outline along with some of the more memorable quotes from the sermon beginning with Edwards’ introduction:Read More