Sermons by Thomas Treadwell StoneSermons by Thomas Treadwell Stone


byThomas Treadwell Stone

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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.1854 Excerpt: ... SERMON VIII THE COURSE OE CHRISTIANITY. I. Mytholo&y Of The Church Jer. x. 11. THE GODS THAT HAVE NOT MADE THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, EVEN THET SHALL PERISH FROM THE EARTH, AND FROM UN-DER THESE HEAVENS. The True Religion! Men have never ceased to ask, either consciously or unconsciously, what it is. The question suggests, indeed, the great problem of humanity. The historical form in which Religion has presented itself to the mind of Christendom makes it to us essentially the same question with another,--What is Christianity? In going back to the earlier legends of nations) we find religion scarcely brought into connection with humane sentiments. Pantheons we may have, temples of all divinities, gods above, below, around, in sky, air, earth, sea, of various classes and characters, attached to places, to nations, to offices, all receiving, through consecrated priests, offerings and services corresponding to their manifold peculiarities. Scarce a deity, however, is lover of man as man; and if there be, like Prometheus, one in whom philanthropy excites beneficence to the human race, he, forsooth, is chained by stronger power to some Caucasian rock, that through long ages he may suffer for his infidelity to the Supreme Will. Even the conception of the Hebrews, purer, broader, more universal, as it appears in the Law and the Prophecies, seems by no means to have disengaged itself from local and national limitations. They thought of Jehovah as the patron of Israel, rather than as the Father of Man, blessing his favorite people with richest gifts and promises of greater, but going forth as fierce and vengeful warrior against their enemies. So soon as among the Greeks an earnest ethical spirit, a love of the wisdom which, instead of floating in clouds of distant sp...

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Title:SermonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021704865X

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