Paul's Flattery Essay

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As an orator or public speaker the level of professionalism you exuberant is vital, otherwise, you stand to face criticism, mainly by highly esteemed philosophers and city leaders.
Anyone who was not forthcoming with their intentions and used flattery was perceived to be looking to secure money from the hearers. Feeling strongly towards orators and their deceit, Plato criticized them as a sort of merchant or dealer in provisions on which the soul is nourished. Plato also refused to give the name of art to anything that is irrational and said, “if you dispute my views, I am ready to give my reasons.”2 The opinions and views set a tough stage for Paul to enter a city and begin to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Their opinions are not the only …show more content…

Flattery came with false motives to cover up any greed. Instead, Paul came with authentic material and because of this there was no conviction of unoriginality1. There was no need to be disingenuous because his professionalism was directed by the Holy Spirit. If Paul used flattery it would ruin his perception and the abilities of God. Furthermore, flattery seems neither reputable nor honorable even when practiced gaining distinction.3 Paul came with encouragement while greeting the Thessalonians and Corinthians. Paul told the Thessalonian church he was not there for financial gain or in vain. There was no attempt being made to deceive, or flatter (1 Th 2:1-5).4 Orators came promising to benefit their hearers culturally with public declarations, benefactions, and advice.1 When Paul returns to Thessalonica he continues to address them with thanksgiving and not seeking glory for himself or out of his work, but the glory of the Lord because they needed the reassurance that Jesus is still coming. Paul had to clear up the confusion after the deceit of other orators which misled the

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