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Episode 115: Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God with Brian Zahnd

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Published on 10/05/2017

Nearly three hundred years ago, a young preacher by the name of Jonathan Edwards gave a sermon called “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” which has aruably become the most influential sermon in the history of the Evangelical church. In it, he says “The bow of God’s wrath is bent, and the arrow made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow at your heart, and strains the bow, and it is nothing but the mere pleasure of God, and that of an angry God, without any promise or obligation at all, that keeps the arrow one moment from being made drunk with your blood.”Lovely image.Brian Zahnd is the founding pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. When he was in his twenties, he was greatly affected by Edwards’ vision of God as angry, violent and retributive. “What I did know was that I liked Jesus,” Zahnd says, “But I was really scar [...]

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