Documents Changing History
By Megan Crownover, Peyton Jobe, Avery Hughes
Sermon On The Mount
The Sermon On The Mount is an impeccable and widely known speech given by Jesus Christ of Nazareth, a prodominant figure in the religion of Christianity. In His speech, Jesus addresses topics that, for the first time in history, apply to believers and non-believers both. This document of history sparked many events, ideas, and controversies that are still happening in the world today...
The speech encourages people to stand out of the world if it means to follow what you believe is right. "Blessed are the ones who search and thirst for righteousness; they shall be filled"
-Rosa Parks refused to leave her seat when asked to move off of a bus for white people. She chose to follow her heart and what she believed was right even though it meant standing out in front of not only the people on her bus, the people in her town, but the people of a nation looking for someone to stand out and make a difference.
-Mother Teresa chose to leave her ordinary life to serve the poor. She saw a need that almost everybody else saw, but she chose to follow what she knew was right and ended up helping hundreds of people improve their life. She stood out from a world who is self centered, a world who refused to help and changed the lives of so many people.
The speech itself started a controversy between non-believers and believers and even different groups of believers that has truly never been settled.
-The Crusades were started mainly because of the sites that were in the Holy City of Jerusalem, but all sites of Christianity were targeted. The actual site of where the sermon took place was on Mt. Ermos in Galilee which is in Northern Israel. Because Mt. Ermos was not in a convenient place, it was saved from the destruction that took place during the times of the crusades.
-There are many religions in the world today, proof that the writings of the Sermon On The Mount has caused many people to follow the truth that they believe in.
-Building on the many religions in the world today and people believing in their truths, WWII began because Adolf Hitler reasoned that it was right to eliminate the Jewish religion. Where did the differences between his thoughts and the Jewish religion begin? The answer lies in the various ideas that streamed from discussions on what is the truth from the Sermon On The Mount.
Throughout all of history and the future, many issues and events will have a meaning to them that most likely can be traced back to issues beginning with the Sermon On The Mount.
Interesting thought: If both non-believers and believers find truths in the Sermon On The Mount, how is it possible that non-believers can't be converted into believers, because they are united under at least one common thought?
This document changed history because it drew the States into a war that resulted in 116,516 American deaths and 204,002 Americans wounded. Without the United States entering the war, the Allied Forces may not have been as successful. World War I also resulted in the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, World War II, the Holocaust, the development of the atomic bomb, the Great Depression, and the Cold War. The Zimmerman Telegram not only affected American History but also World History.