Steven Furtick is not justified in building his multi-million-dollar home. His actions alone speak volumes about his inner guilt. Not to mention the many nondisclosure agreements he had members and volunteers sign, using the church to for his own personal gain and not living above reproach. Steven’s response to the reporters questioning him about this home was despicable. Instead of contacting them directly he chose to ignore them, repeatedly. When the reporters many approaches of contacting him failed they took it into their own hands to investigate on without him. His response? To mock them during a sermon at his church, calling them out in front of thousands of viewers as is they were criminals on trial. As a man of God he should be above this childish way of overcoming obstacles. As a man of God he should have never thought that was an acceptable way to respond to his “persecutors”. …show more content…
Steven has not, and will not, disclose the amount of profit he has made from the book. Instead he goes on to say that he has donated a portion of the profits to the church, but has yet to specify either amount. Who knows how much a portion of an unknown amount is? Preaching sermons on his own book is outrageous. Sermons should be preached from the bible and the bible only. Who is to say that his book is shrouded by his own cloud of judgment and bias? The members and guest need an unbiased word to accurately understand the true path to righteousness; They need to be led by the word of God instead of another man. It says in the bible we are not to be fooled by false idols. Yet here we are with a man with untold riches writing and preaching his own book to the people of his church. That on its own should be enough to know that he is not up to any
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He said "You can't judge me. There is no possible way to feel any remorse," and "Only God can judge me and God is on my side"
This was not a good idea and failed. While he had good intentions, if he had been less religiously oriented in that situation the outcome would have been
His use of the quote from (Matthew 22:36-40) help him accuse the humanity others hold, and how they could allow their ‘neighbor’ to go through such emotional pains and
“[He] nailed the roof on the church, [He] hung the door.” (pg.172) Being the good man he is, he volunteered to help get the church built. If he was not a good man he wouldn’t have done that. His willingness to serve the church is proof of his good name. An unrighteous man would not know his commandments or the Lord’s prayer.
At the moment, he does not realize how dishonest and dishonorable he has become. These traits develop further when he does not respect many of the church bylaws. "I -- I have once or twice plowed on Sunday. I have three children, sir, and until last year
It would go against his morals if he were to value his life at this moment. In other words, it would be the wrong thing to do, it would not be just. Moreover, he says he has found some shred of goodness within him. This is due to the fact that rather than telling a lie to save his life, he stays true to his beliefs and dies a hero. Martin Luther King Jr. references the parable of the Good Samaritan told by Jesus in 10:25-37 in his speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.”
In general, I don’t believe that juveniles can be born evil or bad. Environmental factors carry a lot of weight when it comes to how children develop and grow into adults. However, in the uniquely gritty case of Willie Bosket, I believe it’s safe to say that if there were ever a case of a child being “born bad”, then Willie definitely meets the mark. When looking back at his lengthy family history filled with extreme deviance and outright violence, you can quite easily see that Willie fits right into the mold that was created long before he was even born. I think that a lot of Willie’s violent and criminal tendencies were learned from what he was exposed to while growing up.
However, God encouraged him to care and love for them. This is present in our society today. When someone hurts another, we care for the one who got hurt and show no compassion for the one whose fault it was. It is hard for us to show empathy toward the “bad”guy. It really does take God to help us.
It took just forty five days for United States citizens to acquiesce their rights to freedom and privacy for the sake of safety following the events of September 11, 2001. Forty five days is how long it took the United States Congress to pass a law that gave up the very concept of liberty upon which this country is founded. The morning sky was a brilliant shade of blue with not a cloud in sight in New York on that fateful day of September. That all changed at 8:45 AM when a Boeing 767 jet plane tore into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Eighteen minutes later, a second Boeing 767 bit into the sixtieth floor of the south tower.
Chris McCandless was in his early 20’s, he was the kind of that guy that wanted to learn and experience life without all of the material things. He wanted to be independent from his parents and friends so Chris did something that would be insane for most of us humans but to him, it wasn’t. He went into the wild of Alaska for months, in fact, McCandless even thought he could make it out alive at the end of his journey. As a matter of fact, he was known as being a risk taker and enjoyed being out and about in the nature side of the world. Many would believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild to purposely kill himself; however, I myself believe that McCandless did not do it purposely.
In the book it said, "Every sinner must be punished in a manner befitting his sin!"the cleric repeated into the mike, lowering his voice, enunciating each word slowly, dramatically. " And what manner of punishment, brothers and sisters, befits the adulterer? How shall we punish those who dishonor the sanctity of marriage? How shall we deal with with those who spit in the face of God? How shall we answer those who throw stones at the windows of Gods house?
He also used historical evidence in addition to literary analysis to convoy his claims. What makes this piece of literary element successful is the fact that this author never mentions or implies any idea that Bible is not word of God. Friedman wrote this book in a semi-liberal, semi-conservative perspective grabbing the attention of both a religious person and a non-religious person. This author did an incredible job in explaining his analysis by not only including his own analysis but also comparing and contrasting other analysis by different scholars with his own analysis. Throughout the book he mentions his honest bible reading and shows his findings step-by-step making this book like a detective story and interesting.