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The Balance; Or Moral Arguments for Universalism

The Balance; Or Moral Arguments for Universalism

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Excerpt from book: PATERNITY OF GOD. " Our Fatlier who art in Heaven." Matt. 6:9. The Paternity of God is the great truth of the new revelation. Never had the mind of man fully risen to its comprehension, before it was announced by Jesus. And though an acknowledgment of it has passed into the creed of every Christian sect, we fear it is only in form. Few men are truly alive to the depth of significance in this sentence; " Our Father who art in Heaven." The God of a large portion of Christendom, is still Jupiter, or Jehovah. Men do not scruple to impute to the Deity, qualities which would cost any earthly sovereign his throne and life. If Calvinism be true, the world suffered irreparable loss when the deities were banished from Olympus; for who would not more willingly trust himself to the caprices of Jupiter, than fall into the hands of the terrible Jehovah, the type of unlimited power, directed by unlimited injustice and VRnity ? Christians too often borrow their names from the New Testament, and their ideas from the Old Testament; and, while professing to follow the precepts of Jesus, build their religious faith on the narrow foundation of the Jewish historians. Heathenism, indeed, is not confined to Hindostan, and China, and the islands of the Pacific. It is domesticated in the church, and wears the priestly robe. Hero, as well as in Asia, is it struggling for life. It pleads for the death- penalty on the heathen ground that punishment should be sanguinary, instead of reformatory, in its character. Having lost Prometheus and his rock, it clings to the atoning Christ and his cross ! Pluto has vacated his throne in favor of the Christian's Devil! The Furies are aptly represented in the fallen angels and ministers of evil, and the Hell of modern Theology has burned to ashes the Hades of Grecia...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217378727
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 2 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217378722
Publisher Date: 03 Feb 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 28
Series Title: English
Weight: 68 gr
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