Broken lights by Frances Power Cobbe

Broken lights

byFrances Power Cobbe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. THE FAITH OF THE FUTURE. It does not seem probable, nor is it in any wise to be desired, that the " Church of the Future" should arise out of a Sect. It is not probable that the one true religion should be cast in the same mould as old errors. It is not to be wished that it should go through the same stages of fervent youth and worldly middle life, and cold and declining age as the sects and churches of the past. Great souls will doubtless arise to aid their brethren as of yore, by written and spoken words of wisdom. But though they may rally around them the hearts to whom they are the rightful leaders, they will hardly form an organized sect, or seek to do so. Rather must we hope that a wholly different process will take place, and be allowed to go forward without too vehement opposition whereby it might change to somewhat more perilous and revolutionary. Let us hope that the truths of Theism will gradually permeate the thoughts of the age, leavening them by degrees. The Theism in Christianity will then continue to rise (as it seems now to be doing) to more and more prominence, while ill that is narrow and dogmatic in the old creed will sink into the shade. Men will think more of justice and love and less of creeds and sacraments. Preachers will take from the treasure house of the Bible, not stories of miracles and prophecies and dogmas of an Incarnation and an Atonement, but the great utterances of faitli and love: the sublime spiritual lessons of holiness and self-sacrifice. Laymen will care less for their priest's "orthodoxy " or Apostolic Succession, and more for his inheritance of one of those Pentecostal tongues of fire which can "reach to the dissevering of the joints and marrow;" less for his fluency of Biblical...

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Title:Broken lightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217731317

ISBN - 13:9780217731317

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