The Idol Demolished By Its Own Priest; An Answer To Cardinal Wiseman's Lectures On…

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJames Sheridan Knowles

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... TRADITION. 251 paragraph, I introduce it with the single comment, that its egregious absurdity is now so manifest, as to render the pointing of it out a work of idlest supererogation. "These 'examples are sufficient to show that such expressions 'as these must not be taken by any sincere inquirer as 'the ground of interpretation for the entire passage, nor 'made to outweigh the complicated difficulties that at'tend its being taken figuratively!!!" THE CARDINAL APPEALS TO ANTIQUITY, AND ANTIQUITY SPEAKS TO HIS THOROUGH DISCOHPITURE AND DISGRACE. You now pass from the Bible, to tradition; from the Word of God to the word of man; from truth to fiction; from Christianity to priestcraft; from Christ to Antichrist! You say--" We must naturally desire, on a question like this, to ascertain the sentiments of antiquity." The sentiments of antiquity! Why, what have you been giving us all along, but the pith and marrow of those sentiments? What have I been exposing, in every instance, by the help of God's Word, and with implicit faith in its all-sufficiency, and in His assistance, for light and sight--what, I say, have I been exposing all along, if not the perfect rottenness of those sentiments?--Sentiments manifestly founded upon the suppressing, or the mutilating, or the misinterpreting, or the falsifying of Scripture!--the sentiments of priests!--of sacrificers, in the heathen sense of the term--ludicrous officials, who affect all the solemnity of the vocation, without the instrument that invests it with solemnity! Where is the knife? How is the victim sacrificed? With your breath? Why, harlequin, with his paper sword, is reality, compared with your naked sacerdotal mimer! There is nothing to bear out the illusion!, The imposture is so manifestly barefaced, that ...

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... TRADITION. 251 paragraph, I introduce it with the single comment, that its egregious absurdity is now so manifest, as to rende...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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