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Some talk of it as an unreasonable thing to fright persons to heaven; but I think it is a reasonable thing to endeavour to fright persons away from hell.  They stand upon its brink, and are just ready to fall into it, and are senseless of their danger.  Is it not a reasonable thing to fright a person out of a house on fire?  The word fright is commonly used for sudden, causeless fear, or groundless surprise; but surely a just fear, for which there is good reason, is not to be spoken against under any such name.

– Jonathan Edwards, The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the True Spirit (of God)

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