Style
Of

Rev. John Hagee's
Writings


 It is important to analyze the style in which John Hagee writes his literature. After a thorough analysis of John Hagee's two books Beginning of the End and Final Dawn Over Jerusalem, several key aspects of Hagee's writings are significant to mention.

1. Hagee highlights certain phrases of the biblical text to emphasize his interpretation of certain biblical passages.

Bible:  "He shall pay no respect to the gods of his ancestors, or to the one beloved by women; he shall pay no respect to any other god..." (Daniel 11:37 - NRSV).

Hagee:  "He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god..." (Final Dawn Over Jerusalem, 156; citing the NKJV)

Here Hagee italicizes the second phrase of the NKJV translation (which is similar to the KJV) to support the opinion of "some theologians" that the Antichrist will be a homosexual. However, the NRSV (also the RSV, NIV, NAB, and many other modern English translations) are closer to the original meaning of this phrase in the Hebrew Bible.
2. Hagee interprets the Bible "literally".
Hagee argues that "using the allegorical method of biblical interpretation, you can create a theology that says anything you want it to say. It's not truth. It's God's word twisted to tell a lie" (Final Dawn over Jerusalem, 97).
3. Hagee conveys his own personal opinions as if they were irrefutable facts.
Continually, Hagee uses the first two elements in an attempt to persuade the reader to believe the messages he is trying to convey.

Taking into account these three main attributes of John Hagee's writings will allow one to understand where he derives his theology and predictions of the "end". Although the first attribute of his writings seem to contradict his second attribute, he weaves these first two attributes in a clever manner so as to persuade readers into believing his predictions.
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