Elementary and primary views of religion by Tanfield George HeadleyElementary and primary views of religion by Tanfield George Headley

Elementary and primary views of religion

byTanfield George Headley

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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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.1871 Excerpt: ... WHAT IS TRUTH? i. INTRODUCTION. What are we to believe, when doctors differ? Why does not some one speak out so clearly that we may at least know what he believes himself? These questions are heard every day; but are the people who ask men to be true to them ready to do their duty also, by following and helping the man who rises to lead them, as a witness of truth? (Acts i. 8.) The brethren urged Jesus to bear witness of "Truth" in Jerusalem (John vii. 3), and the disciples pledged themselves to follow and be true to him, though all others should be offended (John xxvi. 35). But when their "profession" was put to the test, one betrayed him, another denied him, and all from fear forsook him, whilst others, from envy, crucified him; and the Scriptures record that those who have testified of truth have ever been despised (Luke xi. 50); e.g., Noah was laughed at as mad. Joseph and David were both of them despised and rebuked for pride by their brethren; Daniel was hated for his goodness; and Abel and Jesus were both murdered B from envy (Mark xv. 10); and the successors of those who denied and shed the blood of "The Master" (Luke xxiii. 31) have not hesitated to justify shedding the blood of his servants (John xvi. 2) as heretics, to save themselves from being disestablished (Mark xii. 7); and although they can no longer use the civil power to murder, yet they persecute and stifle all freedom of thought and speech, so far as they are able; that unless the people stand by and help those who would help them, they are the leaders of a forlorn hope, simply and only for want of followers. And, as I have been cast out by my brethren for striving to help the people, I hope the people will give me their help and sympathy, as I am left to battle all alone, without assis...
Title:Elementary and primary views of religionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217469795

ISBN - 13:9780217469791