This sermon by Jonathan Edwards was given back in 1741. It's content was extremely graphic, and it's listeners became feverish to pray for their Christian God. However, if given today, there would be much less of a reaction, if any. It would definitely not create a Great Awakening, like it did in the 18th century. If received today, many would just brush it off as crazy talk. America as a country has drifted away from the pious ideas our country was founded on. It may have something to do with the fact that America has become a melting pot of many races and religions. Also, citizens in the US have become smarter and smarter over the years, and more are turning to science for answers which religion cannot provide.