The current Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, once said that “their (Christians) goal is to weaken the (Islamic) religion within the society” (“The Cost of Faith” 15). Many Iranians also feel this way, and have certainly not accepted the existence of a Christian minority within their country gently. From the Islamic conquest in the 7th century, to the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iranians have not let up on their subjugation of Christians. Indeed Christianity has witnessed various forms of deterrents to their religion, from the modern day imprisonments and executions to the ancient ways of leaders such as Shapur II, who would have them burned or fed to animals (Price 1). The government of Iran has acted severely towards Christians, subjecting them to harsh consequences for not turning from their religion, such as prolonged imprisonment and even ex-judicial killings.
The Constitution of the United States is the spirit of America written on a piece of parchment. It is the linchpin of American life, the source of our liberty and freedom, written by some of the wisest and most courageous men ever to walk the earth; our “Founding Fathers”. Our Founding Fathers were intelligent, religious men. The Constitution is so great because it was founded upon principles and rights given by God through the Holy Bible. “Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited!
Since God is against abortion, Christians should vote for the pro-life candidate, they believe- and the preacher should say so” (Boyd 2). This blind adherence to one topic, one issue is unfortunately a failure on an intellectual level of all people, whether Christian or not. The
Calling the new conservative translations "unholy" and "grotesque," he proceeded to condemn four leading prophecy teachers because they refused to endorse Riplinger's book and join with him in certifying the King James Version as the only reliable translation. The four he condemned as "misguided leaders" and "false witnesses" were Dave Hunt, Peter LaLonde, Arno Froese, and John Ankerberg. Two of these, Hunt and Ankerberg, happen to be among the leading defenders of the Christian faith today! Even more incredible is the fact that all four men use the King James Version in their preaching and teaching -- and Marrs knows that they do! Still, they must be condemned as heretics because they refuse to denounce the "Satanic, New Age" versions.
People believed that Reagan stood for something; he stood for America. “Reagan’s presidential discourse was filled with examples of civil religion; his rhetoric appeared to be one lengthy, unbroken tapestry of American heroic figures and deeds” (6, Fulmer). Reagan believed in the unity of a country. Thus, Reagan’s rhetoric defined, promoted, and supported the American Civil Religion. The issues were not about being a democrat or a republic.
That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshipped…as to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see.” (Franklin, Founding Faith Archive). His statement was not only indicative of his beliefs, but of the beliefs of the rest of the founding fathers. They believed that a successful country was built upon principles laid out in the Bible by God, and that ultimately, the “ideal society” could be formed if everyone adhered to the guidelines established throughout the word of God. While these men were not deities that served as any sort of moral standard, they did serve as Godly influences.
Pressures had steadily been building within Europe to dismantle the hierarchical and anti-individualistic structure of the Roman Catholic Church prior to the Reformation. The church would routinely quell dissent, labeling individuals that disagreed with church doctrine as “heretics,” which resulted in punishments ranging from symbolic death (expulsion from the church) to literal death (public burnings). As a religious institution, it had established itself as the sole interpreter of the Bible and the only legitimate source and distributor of divine authority. The advent of the printing press effectively decentralized religious power, at least for those who were literate. Martin Luther and his 95 theses would personify this growing tension between the church and society.
Is it possible that Patrick Henry spoke this way not because he followed ... ... middle of paper ... ...ut Christian and believer in Christ. He was also a man who loved his country and was willing to fight for every man to have life, freedom and to be happy. It is apparent that even though he put God first he also did not neglect his duties as an American. He managed to put bother his love of God and fire in one speech which is now one of the greatest speeches that is part of our America heritage. The last line of the speech is,”Forbid it, Almighty God!
His religious affiliation was vague, yet one can surmise that his family religion was Protestant since the majority of America was Protestant at that time. Also instilled in him at an early age were "attributes of caution, dependability, fairness, honesty, industry, thrift, tolerance, and unpretentiousness, and a belief in man's perfectibility." (Touchman 65)... ... middle of paper ... ...ment on foreign affairs won Coolidge the admiration of the public. His support of the Kellog-Briand Peace Pact increased his reputation worldwide as a man who denounces war and agrees to settle all disputes by pacifistic means. 	Despite his popularity and heroism to stabilize a booming nation, Coolidge declined to run for reelection.
Churchgoers only care to listen to the good news that the Bible holds, pushing preachers away from hellfire and brimstone. Before our technological advances, the gospel traveled solely through word of mouth. Now, the Gospel is preached all over the world, and delivered through thousands of ministries. Our sensitivity and technological advances are foreseeing these prophecies true. One contributing factor to this refusal to listen to the hard gospel might be the rising presence of bad news and violence in todays society.