Christian Ethics

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byMark Hopkins

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...measure reversed; and with those noradn'clg" from spiritual bondage, and from vice, as and T». distinguished from its physical effects, it is wholly so. There is here no immediate suffering; the senses are not appealed to; there is nothing to measure the evil, and those who are the subjects of the evil are not conscious of it. Ignorance may be &om indolence and neglect, or from mere wilfullness. It is often self-complacent, or perhaps makes itself unconsciously ridiculous and absurd. Still less visibly do spiritual bondage, and vice except in its lower forms, connect themselves with suffering. Around these wealth and learning and accomplishments are often gathered; they array themselves in the fashions and organize the gayeties and pomps of this world. Having their seat within, and being connected with much that is attractive, it is not for one man to say how far they exist in another. As they must be from choice and involve the supreme choice, and are always wrong, whoever seeks to remove them must venture into the very seat of personality, and always with direct or implied censure. It is not therefore to be wondered at that while those who have relieved physical suffering, and those who have enlightened ignorance through the regularly constituted forms of education have been welcomed and commended, those who have sought to enthrone conscience and benefit men spiritually should have been thought intrusive and fanatical, and should have been resisted and persecuted. The truth is, that over large portions of the earth this form of doing good has not been attempted. Its necessity has not been recognized. Its very nature has not been understood. Christ is the only person who ever made this his sole aim, or »t least, who made all...

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...measure reversed; and with those noradn'clg" from spiritual bondage, and from vice, as and T». distinguished from its p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217596630

ISBN - 13:9780217596633

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