What do you think of the use of fear as a motivator in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"? What motivation might work better than fear?

What do you think of the use of fear as a motivator in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"? What motivation might work better than fear?

What do you think of the use of fear as a motivator in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"? What motivation might work better than fear?

What do you think of the use of fear as a motivator in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"? What motivation might work better than fear?

I personally do not think that using fear to motivate people makes any sense in a religious context.  I do not think that true virtue can exist if you are acting out of fear of Hell.  So to me, the better motivation would be love.  I would be the idea that God loves you and you, hopefully, love God and so shouldn’t you try to be the way that God wants you to.But this is a way more modern vision of God and would not work with Edwards’ theology.  In Edwards’ theology, people don’t have the kind of personal relationship with God that we imagine today.  It was more of a theology of God as a harsh father.So a different approach might seem better to me, but I don’t think it would be consistent with Edwards’ theology.
What do you think of the use of fear as a motivator in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"? What motivation might work better than fear?
What do you think of the use of fear as a motivator in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"? What motivation might work better than fear?
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What do you think of the use of fear as a motivator in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"? What motivation might work better than fear?
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