Modern infidelity disarmed, in a reply to [J.E.] Renan's Life of Jesus

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byE. Stephens

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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. 1876. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. The Sabbath A Divine Institution, And Its Sacred Observance Of Perpetual Obligation. LTHOUGH the Sabbath was instituted by the Divine Being for the holiest of purposes, and was religiously observed as a sacred day of rest and an unspeakable blessing to mankind, M. Renan represents our Lord as winking at its profanation, and says, " He openly violated it." With such teachers as M. Renan for their guides, is it any wonder that the French have become so notorious for their open desecration of the Sabbath? If they strictly adhered to the violation of it with which Jesus was charged, however--merely satisfying in the most frugal manner the cravings of nature for food, and performing deeds of love and mercy to man--theirs would be an enviable notoriety. The Sabbath was made for.man as a day of rest and spiritual improvement--a day in which men were to specially reverence God's sanctuaries, and meet for the observance of public and Divine worship. Does the teaching of M. Renan and his infidel coadjutors lead to such an observance of it? Let the history of revolutions in France, and the demoralizing effects which have continued to flow from them in the open, shameless, and widespread desecration of the Sabbath, answer. It is much to be lamented, however, that not only in France, and throughout the continent generally, but even among the English speaking populations, whether at home or in the Colonies, the crime of Sabbath-breaking is deplorably prevalent. Individuals and companies, railway, shipping, and others, with the Governments that control them, are alike guilty of this great sin against the expressed will of the Almighty. With daring impunity God's holy day is still extensively desecrated, and there appears to be little tendency at present tow...

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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. 1876. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. The Sabbath A Divine Institution, And Its Sacred Observance Of Perpetual Obligation. LTHOUGH the Sabbath was inst...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217317650

ISBN - 13:9780217317658

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