"My Heart is full of Sin; My Life is full of Sin; I am under the wrath of God for Sin; I am a Slave to Sin and Satan."

— Mather, Cotton (1663–1728)


Place of Publication
Boston
Publisher
B. Green
Date
1706
Metaphor
"My Heart is full of Sin; My Life is full of Sin; I am under the wrath of God for Sin; I am a Slave to Sin and Satan."
Metaphor in Context
Q. What was our Condition, when God Made the first Man, at the Beginning of the World?
A. God made One Man, and One Woman, Adam and Eve, in His own Image, Holy and Righteous.
Q. Into what Condition are we now fallen?
A. Our first Parents did Sin against God, by Eating Forbidden Fruit, and made themselves, and all their Children Miserable.
Q. What is the Misery of our present Condition? A. My Heart is full of Sin; My Life is full of Sin; I am under the wrath of God for Sin; I am a Slave to Sin and Satan.
Q. Who is there to Save us from our Misery?
A. JESUS CHRIST is my Great Saviour ; and there is none but He to Save me.
Q. Who is JESUS CHRIST, Our Saviour?
A. JESUS CHRIST is the Son of God, who took the Man JESUS, the Son of the Virgin Mary, into One Person with Himself.
(p. 37-38)
Categories
Provenance
Reading
Citation
Cotton Mather, The Negro Christianized. An Essay to Excite and Assist that Good Work, the Instruction of Negro-Servants in Christianity (Boston: B. Green, 1706). <Link to UN-L edition edited by Paul Royster>
Date of Entry
08/25/2011

The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.