He also named his text, elaborated on it, and offered refutation for those who had questions concerning his beliefs. Almost exactly like Sewall’s structured sermon, Winthrop named his text, elaborated on it, offered plenty of refutation, and referenced biblical scripture.
There are many ways in which I can see his points on the fact that predestination happens. I just don’t see the fact on how it happened before time was created. When he only use biblical evident to prove his point but it do not help because when you look into the facts you see that the passage he bring up were writing after the even had taken place, but they are written in a way in which look like it should have been written before. Both with salvation and condiment you see the key purpose of predestination is to show god’s glory so that he will be satisfied. Calvin says that predestination is only based of God’s will, there is no other reason for it, this is why he say this idea will always be a mystery to mankind.
By choosing the word “to” for his sermon title, Sherwood immediately establishes himself as separate from the leaders he is referring to. It is almost as if he is attempting to speak on behalf of those who are hearing his words. Sherwood does not attempt to conceal the target of this sermon, that being the legislative and executive authority of Great Britain. In his delivery he says, “Thus rulers considered either in their legislative or executive capacity, are designed for the general and public good of the community they serve; they are ministers of God, instituted and ordained to attend continually unto this very thing, and in both these capacities they must be just.” Undoubtedly attempting to speak on behalf of the colonists, Sherwood also offers rather interesting reminder here to his listeners. The aforementioned quote leaves room for rulers, both legislative and executive, to rule justly on behalf of the public good of the community.
As Kouzes and Posner put it, “People commit to causes.” This was a cause that people could subscribe to and commit to in the way that they treated others with different opinions and thoughts. The movement sought to interact and work with members of denominational groups and people from different church traditions if those people were willing to compromise by working with people who may not share ideas on the minutiae of doctrine and
What is a worldview, and why is it important? These are the questions we should ask ourselves when thinking about how we perceive the world around us. A worldview is simply the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world. As Christians our worldview is especially important in correlation with our faith and how we see our fellow man. Armed with biblical teachings we must apply them to our lives and how we interact with those around us in a way that the Lord would approve of.
At this point Edwards has grasped the attention of his listeners by using pathos to pertain to their emotions and feelings. Towards the end of the sermon his tone switches to one of reason in terms of not neglecting his words. He asks a series of rhetorical questions such as those who are unconverted and do not teach their children of Christ that they too will have to witness the wrath of God. As for literary devices such as metaphors, similes, and allegories, Edwards does not disappoint for his use of them most likely whipped a lot of Puritans back into their faith. The reason why his sermons were so intense according to Matthew Paul Turner was because, “The more spiritual successes that Edwards experienced, the more he seemed to intentionally
Indeed, this author believes that that 's the way lessons and sermons should be given. People ask any number of questions, and we all must be: ". . . ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;" (1 Pet 3:15b).
Obedience is the process by which individuals comply with the instructions given by an authoritative figure. In terms of religion that “authoritative figure” would be a priest, pope, or any person in which they recite to you the teachings of God, Jesus, Allah, or the Divine. In reason to this everyone definition of what religion means to them is based off of the interpretations of the Holy Scriptures and Scared Texts that are usually taught to them by their religious leaders. In most societies that is how everything set up, but it leaves room for individuals to take whatever daily word that was taught and apply it to their daily lives. When other authoritative figures such as influential political leaders arise, they will twist the words of
On the Topic of Missions For Christians, the topic of Missionary work is always something that is met with mixed opinions. Some believe that we have fulfilled our duties of bringing people to Christ, some believe that you can only reached lost people by going to other countries, and some believe that there is a larger calling in our own neighborhoods. I think that as long as there is still one person in this world who does not know the Lord as their true Savior, then we still have mission work to do. I do not believe that it is necessary for all believers to travel to other countries to help bring the lost to God. As Christ’s followers we have to bring as many people to Him as possible.
His fifth point states that religion is not the source of our morality. He argues that even if we take versus that suit us for a holy book, we still choose this versus with our own rationality. Therefore we dint need the holy book in the first place. He uses evolution to explain our lust for good deeds. He explains that there is somethng that is causing our moral consensus has shifted over decades.