A hand that is only kept steady by his pleasure and if he should remove his hand, it would be the end for the entire congregation. This imagery describes how the congregation was not living virtuous lives and how God’s wrath was building up as time passed. This incited a sense of fear of damnation in the congregation as they realized how much danger they were in and pushed them to become more devoted. The second example of imagery is found in paragraph nine. Jonathan compares God’s wrath to a taunt bow, ready to fire at any moment.
In both Divine Things and Sinners of An Angry God was Edwards passionate and adoring of the almighty God in his writing. The malicious personality of Jonathan Edwards in Sinners of An Angry God was the complete contrary of his persona in Divine Things. In Sinners of An Angry God, I witnessed a burning passion about the fierce wrath of God. For example, Edwards said “His wrath towards you burns like fire”. Jonathan Edwards’s purpose for writing this sermon was to terrify the general public into coming to church and that would help hold his dominant position in the conjugation.
“Sinners in the Hands of an angry God” In the “Sinners in the Hands of an angry God” Edwards talks to the puritans in a form of imagery, stating how God has us in his hands and at one point he might just have to let us go because of our sins. Edwards tries to get his point across by stating the awful weight of sin, the wrath of an angry God, and the power of God and his ability to do horrible things to sinners. He wants to put fear into the unconverted people of the church. As he starts his sermon, he beings to talk about the unconverted people in a different way using the words “they” or “them” but the people already knew that sermon was referring to them. He uses this topic to penetrate main point inside the people’s hearts.
King follows the “slow to speak and slow to become angry” lesson from the book of James in the Bible. Because of human nature, following this lesson is rare. King also uses his knowledge of the Bible and his faith in God throughout his letter; this style of writing is the most persuasive element of this letter. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is also commonly notorious for its fluent and influential use of different literary techniques-ethos, pathos and logos. Out of theses, he was extremely effective in the use of “pathos” –the use of feelings to appeal to the audience.
We see a huge difference when Romeo has just killed Tybalt. Friar Lawrence’s tone of voice changes numerous of times. These changes consist of calming, frustration, protectiveness, consoling and ordering. This is because Romeo is getting worked up over something that could have been far worse and because Friar Lawrence may have felt that this predicament was his fault and feels the need to help Romeo and fix it on behalf of him. This also has an effect on the audience but this time, by telling them that nobody is perfect, even priests/friars, and everyone has mixed feelings.
James Given 11/4/07 5th period Puritans and Cavaliers In the 17th century there were two main groups of people. The Puritans who believed strongly in religion often referring to god in their literature and the Cavaliers, a more modest and cultured group of people. Both groups inhabited north America in the 1700’s, sharing some traits and disagreeing on others. The Puritans emigrated to North America from England in the 1700’s believing strongly in their religion and the English church despite the move from England. The Puritans lived only on the essentials, believing that earth was only a holding place until they reached Heaven.
Sometimes you can feel so guilty that it takes an emotional toll on you. In the book The Poisonwood Bible by Barbra Kingsolver, guilt is the most outstanding theme. The family continually struggles with overcoming guilt. The father had always dealt with the guilt of being a coward. He was constantly trying to prove to himself, God, and the rest of the world that he was not a coward.
During church sermons, the colonists were driven over the head, again and again, on the idea that without God's forgiveness for sins in life, one would burn in Hell forever, and this for many individuals also made church the only place where they could save their souls, so to speak. One famous preacher from Enfield, Connecticut told his congregation that they hung by a thread, and that sinners would drop into the pit of Hell. So, in a way, preachers/ministers used church sermons to create a community that lived in constant fear of going to that destination. In addition, there was also George Whitfield, who had a "gift" for turning sermons into something resembling theater productions that became frenzied to the point of hysteria, which had to be quite a fearful scene. The colonists couldn't help thinking that the preachers were right, that their poor conditions were brought upon them by the "wrath of God."
“A More Perfect Union” is the tittle that was chosen for the speech that President Obama delivered on March 18, 2008. The speech was mainly to point out the harsh statements delivered by Obama’s pastor, which caused huge controversy problems. It was a speech to show the American people that he was one of them and that even though we all come from different places, we are all equal. President Obama begins his speech by taking us back to the signing of the declaration of independence. By doing this he helps us relate a little better to what he is about to address.
When we receive God and his word, we should receive it with open arms rather than resist it. Romans 1:21-32 basically is informing us about how human relationships operate. It is so hard to have relationships with other people because of all the different personalities. The sin that we face on a day to day basis is unimaginable. We have a love or hate feeling towards people.