The Crucifixion Mystery; A Review Of The Great Charge Against The Jews

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byJohn Vickers

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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.1895 Excerpt: ... the Greek and Syrian historians of the early Church" (" History of Christianity," Vol. II., p. 13). § 6.--The Crucified Children. We will now proceed to investigate another series of alleged martyrdoms, which, according as they stand or fall, will intensify the Jewish character for fiendish atrocity, or that of the Christians for untruthfulness. The first recorded persecutions that fell on the Church are evidently fictitious, but from the reign of Nero to the reign of Diocletian, the Christians were really persecuted occasionally in various parts of the Roman Empire, and the reasons for their being subjected to such treatment are perfectly intelligible. They were not tolerated because of their own intolerance; it was plainly seen that they intended to permit no form of worship to exist, but that which they promulgated themselves. They were looked upon as an invading host, fighting insidiously, not with their hands, but with their tongues, for the complete overthrow of Csesar's dominion and the subversion of the established system of religion. Their secret nocturnal meetings, their refusal, for a long while, to serve in the army, the frequent disturbances which arose from their teaching, and the prophecies which some of them delivered respecting the impending destruction of Eome, all contributed to make them appear a dangerous revolutionary sect in the eyes of Roman magistrates. The Pagans believed that unless sacrifices were regularly offered, the gods would afflict their land with storms, famine, pestilence, and all sorts of calamities. The Christians, on the other hand, felt assured that if they conformed to the custom of offering sacrifices, the wrath of Heaven would be upon them, and they would suffer everlastingly in hell-fire. Separation, as in t...

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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.1895 Excerpt: ... the Greek and Syrian historians of the early Church" (" History of Christianity," Vol. II., p. 13). § 6.--The Crucified Children...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217077293

ISBN - 13:9780217077293

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