People are scared of the afterlife and they aren't sure if redemption is even possible once a sin is committed. For instance in the well written speech, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, Jonathan Edwards attempts to explain that hell isn't even a real place. He says that once a sinner sins it is like throwing a rock and having a spider web stop the rock (Edwards 110). Edwards is trying to get the point across that once a sin has been committed it is impossible for them to be forgiven. During the speech it is very intense and he is very straight forward. He tricks the audience into believing his thoughts and methods of redemption. Yet eventually Edwards starts talking about how if the proper steps are not taken then eternal damnation will occur no matter what (Edwards 111). Through Edwards saying this, he expresses that hell is a devastating place and no one wants to be there for eternity. Sadly there are consequences and individuals have to suffer the consequences and follow the steps to become better and to be forgiven of that sin or else hell could be an genuine destination for them.
Individuals wonder the intensity of the sins and if one sin is worse than another. In The Crucible many different sins are committed, and all the sins that...
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