Thursday, June 30, 2005

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" was originally preached by Jonathan Edwards in Enfield, Connecticut on July 8, 1741. It is the most famous sermon in American history.

Last year, on October 5, 2003--the 300th anniversary of Edwards's birth--Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. decided to do something he had never done before, nor plans to do again: preach another's sermon.

To listen to Dr. Dever provide the background to this sermon, and then to hear him preach this famous sermon, you can listen to an MP3 online for free.

May we all be sobered at this truth and reality. As Dr. Dever says: "If hell is real, it is a loving thing to warn people of it."

(HT: Paleoevangelical)

Max McLean has also produced a reading of the sermon, available for purchase through his site. You can also listen online for free to R.C. Sproul's introduction to the sermon.