Jeff Bridges takes the lofty goal of perfect holiness and shows how every Christian is called to live out their lives; holiness is achieved by pursuing God in every aspect of our lives, following the way of Christ and not the ways of the world, and obeying the Lord in everything we do. He emphasizes the idea that holiness is not an end result but rather a lifetime challenge. This book follows the teachings of many pastors and authors I have personally encountered and I found it very settling to know that the information I have heard for many years is still applicable and holds its truth. One very important point Bridges makes throughout this small book is how sin separates us from God and it is our duty to release this sin and work towards
To convince sinners who haven't accepted christ to accept him, Jonathan Edwards most effectively appeals to man emotion through metaphor that are meant to reveal what could happen. “The pit is prepared, the fire is made ready.” The pit is referring to hell. Hell is hot and ready for the people who die without christ. The metaphor is made to scare people.
The Reb and Pastor Henry both were strongly committed to their religious doctrines and spent a great deal of their lives contributing to the well beings of others. Their stories began fairly similar, young men that strived for greatness, but came in contact with abounding obstacles in life . Pastor Henry grew up in an unstable home environment. The importance of school and God wasn’t reinforced constantly, but the use of drugs instantaneously became a way of life. During his adolescence, he developed a strong love for God and took him as his savior at the age of twelve, but then took a path in his teenage years that led him to drugs and violence.
In Religious Experience and Journal of Mrs. Jarena Lee, Lee gave an account to preach the gospel to change the world eternally. Her account of the gospel was published according to the Act of Congress in the year 1839, in the Office of the Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and for the author in Philadelphia, 1849. The connection with God and forgiveness within her soul created psychological effects on Lee’s personality. For example, Lee illustrated that she felt the power of the Holy Spirit, which influenced her subconscious thoughts to change immoral behavior and live peacefully. Lee idealized compassion, persuasion, and motivated other people in society to reunite with God.
“The wrath of God is like great waters that are damned from the present; they increase; more and more, and rise higher and higher, till an outlet is give; and the longer the stream is stopped, the more rapid and mighty its course, when once it is let loose." In this quotation, Edwards uses
Although comparing different concepts, both of his similes serve to put two perplexing notions into the congregation’s perspective. Edwards use of simile helps the churchgoers understand the boundlessness of God’s fury. In addition to this quote being a simile, it also functions as the introduction to an extended metaphor. Throughout the second paragraph, Edwards uses language like “the Floods of God’s Vengeance,” “waters”, “stream,” and “Flood-Gate.” Edwards selects these words and phrases to equate the detrimental abilities of water to God’s own capacity to ravage.
In order to understand apocalyptic literature, and determine its significance today, it is therefore vital to recognise its key characteristics. First, it must be noted that apocalyptic describes a literary genre, and must not be confused with apocalyptic eschatology, which pertains specifically to the end of all time, and which emerges in several literary forms. Equally, it must not be confused with apocalypticism, in which anticipation of the end of the age is emphasised. Indeed, Daniel ‘lacks most of the features of apocalyptic thought’, and is considered to be one of only two complete pieces of apocalyptic literature in scripture.
Similarly, in “By the Waters of Babylon” in another future, “the ground there burns forever,” because of the nuclear explosion based off man's own technological error (581). These technologies warn us of what could be made of our remote future. Their futures are similar in the way that they are both foreshadowing the death of our
The author appeals to his audience’s emotion when writing this sermon. Specifically, he targets
Title: Critical evaluation of existence of god Name: Lokesh Singh Roll No. : 13110054 Word Count: 1010 Critical evaluation of existence of god There are many theories and explanations on the concept of god. God is a word which has different meanings for different persons, for example, for an atheist god is just an idea or concept which is evolved by time. But for others this is far greater than that. Many philosophers thought about the definition of god. St. Anselm is the one of the great philosopher who clarified the definition of god and gave an argument about existence of god.