Aryas, Semites And Jews; Jehovah And The Christ

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byLorenzo Burge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... VI. OTHER CHRISTIAN SUBJECTS. ANGELS AND DEVILS, HEAVEN AND BELL. In the religion of the Aryas, there was not so much as an intimation or suggestion of a being or power antagonistic to the Deity. No god of evil, Satan, or devil, was known. Nor was there any thing suggestive of hell or of eternal punishment. On the contrary, the image of the cherubim, and the flaming sword turning every way to keep the tree of life, suggests instant destruction, not eternal suffering. Neither did the Christ or his apostles teach the existence of either. As the Deity, in his initial contract with Abram, met him on the par of his understanding and belief; and also in the greater contract made with the Hebrews, again, met them on the plane of their belief, and used it for his own purposes,--so the Christ met the Jews of his time on the plane of their belief, and used that belief in illustration of his teachings. Evil was in the world. How it came, was an unsolved problem; the only apparent solution was to charge it to a god of evil, and Satan was the result. Owing to their belief in Hades, or hell, and in devils and demons, the revelation of the Christ was not so full and free on this point as the original made to the Aryas. It would have been useless for him to have denied the existence of either. In those respects he was confined, but he used these beliefs to emphasize the torments of remorse. "Hell" is used in the New Testament, both in the sense of the grave, and as the name of an underground abode of spirits (called "sheol" in the new translation). Existence in this place was rather misty and undefined, as well as the object of it. During their two hundred years of Persian nationality, the religion of the Jews became tinged with the Persian doctrines of the conflicting p...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... VI. OTHER CHRISTIAN SUBJECTS. ANGELS AND DEVILS, HEAVEN AND BELL. In the religion of the Aryas, there was not so much as an in...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217688160

ISBN - 13:9780217688161

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