... because Edwards makes no excuses for man to continue in his sinful life choices without understanding the consequences of a disobedient and rebellious life.
Many pastors and preachers today not only welcome, but affirm people in their sinful conduct, saying that Love is sufficient... that we are bid to love one another and not judge (let alone condemn); we should be accepting and accommodating of these seekers.
But Edwards reminds us of what the Word of God says about sin, and sinful man, if they insist on doing things their way and according to their creeds, beliefs and practices.
And yet, too, Edwards reminds us of the rewards of a pious life, a life lived for Christ, and Christ alone. While our earthly life may be filled with challenges and trials, they exist for us to learn and grow in our faith, not to destroy us.
These are just a few of the myriad writings and sermons of a great theologian. It is a good introduction to not the mind of an eighteenth century Christian, but a Christian seeking to live right before a Holy God.