His speech comes in a variety of statements ranging short to long and contains 3 paragraphs. However, the second paragraph takes up the majority of the speech and contains many the different sentences. In the begging Lincoln states straight short fact but as he continues his conversation the tone switches to a religious one. As the subject of God and the Bible is brought into perspective the sentences start to receive a longer length, questions are being asked, and Lincoln starts showing his frustration toward the subject. This structure is important because Lincoln starts off with the facts and then discusses the topic if he were to do it any other way the audience would be left confused and wouldn’t understand his overall purpose toward the fight.
This is a view that begins with a God who embraces those outside of himself, who planned a redemption that centered on sacrificing himself of behalf of the Christian people. A Christian worldview is also seen as when you believe the bible is entirely true in that you allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do. Why is this view important to people? If you don’t believe in the truth of God and live by it, then all witness’s will be confused and mislead by the idea and teachings of the bible. This is a way of life that helps people live by the word of their
When reading the speech, it does not make sense but when hearing the speech, it can be understandable on why Edwards used many commas and semicolons. 13. His text is persuasive because Edwards is trying to convince the audience to follow God and to not commit sins. This is effective because during the time period, religion was one of the main concerns. A persuasive text, in my opinion, would be one that convinces the audience to do what the reading intends.
Ethos is the character and the credibility of the speaker. Pathos means the emotional response of the audience. (Ong, 1971) Rhetoric is used in expressing one’s view but when it is used in explaining the concept of God then it can raise certain problems. Three appeals that Aristotle had mentioned are not enough to explain the concept of God. This was the first dilemma that Augustine had to face.
Marriage in union with Christ is at work in society today in many ways. One way people live out marriage in union with Christ is by just living a catholic and christ-like life. By doing this, we are getting closer to God because this is God’s goal for us, He wants us to live like Jesus and follow right in his footsteps because Jesus is just like God. Another way we live out marriage in union with Christ is by getting married to a catholic in a catholic way. In the catholic religion, marriage is very serious and once you get married, they do not want people to get divorced unless it is a very bad situation.
Everything is revolved around religion. Politicians were strict religious people. Priests usually had high political power because of this. Laozi also says to not interfere in order to win an empire basically stating that if you want to become a good empire you should not be doing everything and getting up in people's business. He is trying to say that they should not over extend and become something that they were not meant to be.
Studying such a powerful book such as “The Bible” would give a person such wisdom and love, but with Religious hate crimes on the rise it almost makes people curious what is being taught in the churches. Furthermore, what these people truly believe in is no more than taught lessons, referring to as they are taught to only believe the Christian faith with no choice or knowledge of other religions, growing to believe Christianity is the only religion that is true. That goes into another topic of discussion, Parents force their religious opinions on their children and they are labeled with their families’ religion. Most parents do not teach their children about other religion, only the religion they believe in. belief of Christianity has been sinned, taught with inclusion to others, and have made living in the Bible Belt scary.
God Gives Us Free Will Jonathan Edwards preaches that if people follow God and obey him they will experience his great mercy. “Sinners in The Hands of an Angry God,” he explains this concept in his sermon. Most people back in 1741 and to this day would be persuaded by his sermon about the Lord because of how passionately and strongly he spoke about his beliefs’. In this sermon Edwards refers to Gods everlasting wrath. He describes Gods anger towards those who do not follow and believe in Him.
Hester’s words are meant to be taken literally because of the community’s strong beliefs regarding religion, and that is how the townspeople interperate them, but they are also meant to refer to Dimmesdale. Dimmesdale, being a priest, is a man of God, therefore, in a way, being the “heavenly father,” and “earthly one,” (63) that Hester speaks about. As a priest with a high position who engaged in sin with one of the women of the congregation, Arthur Dimmesdale speaks ironically when he attempts to convince her to reveal the name of the man she committed this sin
But Christ wants to speak truth into our lives, many times in the form of the Holy Spirit’s constructive criticism. Again, we have a choice to respond positively or make it personal. The Lord knows that this criticism is for our own good, and when we realize that, our relationship with Him will deep- en. We need to remember that most people who offer constructive criticism truly are trying to help us. Words of encouragement should prod us on to a greater life in Christ, not lead to the bitterness of spirit that brings glory to Satan and his troops.
During the interview with Timothy Hughes, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, many difficult and probing questions were asked to discover the heart of his decision making process. The pastor, making himself available for this interview answered with much openness and transparency revealing how he makes decisions regarding a variety of issues. In regards to fear and its impact on his decision making, one could ascertain that this pastor uses acknowledgement of his fear to provide balance in this process. Decision made in regards to sermon preparation time is deemed to vary as he tries to “utilize a variety of sermon methodology or sermon preparation.” The importance of having a mentor relationship has been important in his life and has aided in making challenging decisions. The aid of such individuals have helped in molding the philosophy he has regarding decisions now.
The tools that he uses to keep his listeners focused is his voice. When he was reading he would change his voice many of times. When things were calm in the reading he had a low and silent voice. Whenever he was reading a bible scripture he had an innocence voice. Than when he would reading the angry, vicious, and bad part of the sermon he would have a loud, rough, and scary voice.
Often in the sermons pastors persuade their audience to behave in a spiritual or more fashion. Such is the case in Jonathan Edwards “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God” where he sends sinners to hell, who do not repent. Edwards wanted to impact his audience by appealing to their fears, pity and vanity. Edwards had a powerful impact on his puritan audience because of his use of a cautionary tone, clear imagery and complex figurative language. Foremost, Edwards has a powerful impact on his puritan audience because of his use of a cautionary tone.
Tim not only is faithful at home but also is very open about it on the football field, praying before every game and talking about his faith during interviews. “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander” (The Holy Bible, 1 Peter 3:15-16). Many people in the world could be Christians but could be to scared to stand up to their faith if anyone turns it down.
Scriptural rambling can bring confusion to younger Christians because they are not equipped yet to follow. However, when it comes to the older Christians, can feed their pride and lead to sin. Collins stated,”the purpose of the sermon is to edify the congregation in their faith, not to convince them that you swallowed a chain reference Bible or a seminary Rolodex.” Therefore, we should only use and teach messages that the congregations can