What does it mean to fear the Lord?

Grace for my Heart

It’s Monday Grace!

“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”

That’s a famous sermon title preached with great effectiveness by Jonathan Edwards on July 8, 1741. In the sermon, Edwards said that the only reason sinners are not dropped into hell is because of the patience of God. Their actions and attitudes deserve hell, and they are objects of God’s wrath. They are already condemned. Edwards went on to describe the sinner dangling over the fiery pit of hell.

Now, this sermon, as politically incorrect as it might be today, was a call to conversion. And it worked. Even as the sermon was delivered, people were moaning and crying out to be saved. There is little doubt that God used this intense message to bring people to Him.

But why would preachers use that theme in church today? Very few “evangelical” churches are filled with unsaved people. What would…

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