The Forward Movement In Religious Thought As Interpreted By Unitarians; Five Lectures

Paperback | January 1, 2012

byBrooke Herford

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Excerpt: ... HEAVEN AND HELL--HERE AND HEREAFTER. THAVE no idea of attempting to go over the whole vast subject suggested by the words "Heaven" and "Hell." All the great wondering hopes of the human mind, all the things that men have thought could be made out about the life to come--the blessedness which God hath prepared for those that love Him, and the dark, lurid fears which have been projected like mighty shadows on the infinite future--all these rise up in the mind with those great solemn words. And to speak of all these things--even to speak of those which have been held by Christians, and supposed to be founded on the Bible, and to investigate the texts which have been supposed to prove them--would take a volume, rather than a lecture. But I do not propose to go into any such examination. Unitarians have always repudiated the idea of coming to the truth about the future life in any such literal Heaven and Hell--here and hereafter. 85 was to be in some infinitely distant future--some far-off "last day," so dim and far away, that it was no joy, no happy reality to them,--no help or strength to the living, no comfort to bereaved and [mourning hearts. The essence of Christ's teaching was, that life is not just going to be raised again sometime, but, lives on; that when it has once risen into the higher life, there is no death, only a change, a passing-on. Then, coupled with this, was his constant impressing it upon men, that that future begins where the present leaves off, takes its character from the present; that men go on thither, what they are here, only to find there the harvest of what they have sown here, and a harvest vastly greater than the sowing, as all harvests are. Thus, if here they do evil, and are hard and selfish and impure, however they may have hidden it from others, and ev...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Excerpt: ... HEAVEN AND HELL--HERE AND HEREAFTER. THAVE no idea of attempting to go over the whole vast subject suggested by the words "Heaven" and "Hell." All the gre...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217952011

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