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As a preacher, Edwards uses his sermon to
frighten his congregation into seizing the opportunity of salvation.
What is the central message of the sermon?
The only hope for salvation is through Christian rebirth.
Edwards's vivid descriptions of Hell are meant to
frighten his audience.
Which of these people or forces does the sermon indicate is the most powerful?
God
Edwards assumes that the members of his congregation believe that they are
sinful.
What contrasting images does Edwards use to describe God's wrath?
fire and water
Edward uses the phrase" dead in sin" to describe
those who have not yet experienced the grace of conversion.
Edwards compares each of his listeners to "a spider, or some loathsome insect [held] over then fire" in order to stress a human being's
powerlessness in comparison to God.
Towards the end of the sermon, Edwards's tone shifts from
frightening to hopeful.
According to the final paragraphs, sinners may be able to obtain
salvation.
To what chief emotion does Edwards appeal in the following passage of the sermon?
"How awful it is to be left behind at such a day! To see so many others feasting, while you are pining and perishing."
envy
Quote from "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
There is no want of power in God to cast wicked men into hell at any moment. Men's hands cannot be strong when God rises up. The strongest have no power to resist him, nor can any deliver out of his hands. -- He is not only able to cast wicked men into hell, but he can most easily do it.
What was Edward's message in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"?
repent for your sins or be forever damned
What does Edwards compare God's wrath to in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"?
bottomless pit; "great waters"; fire; wind; bow and arrow