On this date, March 22, 1758, Jonathan Edwards died in New Jersey as a result of a smallpox inoculation. Educated at Yale, he is often recognized to be one of America’s most important philosophical theologians and a great intellectual thinker and writer. Known for his involvement in the first great awakening, one of his most famous sermons is “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” which was preached at Enfield Massachusetts on July 8th, 1741. I visited this location when I stopped to visit the grave of David Brainerd.

This is the conclusion of his sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”

Therefore let every one that is out of Christ, now awake and fly from the Wrath to come. The Wrath of almighty GOD is now undoubtedly hanging over great Part of this Congregation: Let every one fly out of Sodom: Haste and escape for your Lives, look not behind you, escape to the Mountain, least you be consumed.

I was able to visit the grave of Jonathan Edwards on March 23, 2011. It is located in Princeton NJ.

Fly from the wrath to come

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