Raise money for his church
Frighten his congregation into seizing the opportunity to come back to Puritanism and to receive salvation
Persuade his congregation to revolt against England
Uplift his congregation, so that they will believe in God
Frighten his audience
Amuse his audience
Fascinate his audience
Make his audience feel superior
Is often angry and vengeful
Continually redefines the universe
Enjoys human suffering and misery
Easily forgives repentant sinners
Powerlessness in comparison to God
Unimportance in God's plan
Ugliness in God's eyes
Courage in the face of God's wrath
A bow and arrow ready to pierce one's heart
Flood waters held back by God's hand
A wide, gaping canyon
A lake of burning brimstone
Sorrowful to joyous
Frightening to hopeful
Joyous to resentful
Sympathetic to bitter
There is no hope for salvation.
The only hope for salvation is in good deeds.
The only hope for salvation is through Christian rebirth.
Sinners can save their souls through constant prayer.