The Safe Side; A Theistic Refutation Of The Divinity Of Christ by Richard M. MitchellThe Safe Side; A Theistic Refutation Of The Divinity Of Christ by Richard M. Mitchell

The Safe Side; A Theistic Refutation Of The Divinity Of Christ

byRichard M. Mitchell

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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.1893 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST. ALTHOUGH the explanatory doctrines of the Christian system are inseparable from belief in the divinity of Christ and a great insult to God is embraced in those explanations, that belief is nevertheless the last article of faith that is abandoned. Liberal Christian writers will show the unreliability of the gospels and prove that those explanatory doctrines, in the light of the present day, no longer explain, but will still admit that Christ in some undefined manner rendered the world invaluable service. But the simple assertion as to the divinity of Christ cannot stand alone; that assertion calls for explanations and the system must stand or fall upon those which it has so long employed. All its great financial and social success.throughout the Christian era has been obtained, not by the simple belief that Christ was the Son of God, but by the terrors of those doctrines consequent upon that belief. It is now far too late to substitute new theories; if those old ones are false no reason remains for believing in Christ's divinity, and if there is no known reason why we should believe in Christ, then we should not burden religion with a meaningless belief that stultifies reason and unnecessarily divides the power of God. But, however inconsistent this may be, as viewed through the faculty of reason, it is natural when other mental powers are considered. I shall endeavor to show elsewhere how it is that the public mind is made to be conservative and reliable in its opinions. Individuals may be flighty, but the mental progress of the public at large is slow and sure, and it is the law that secures this that superinduces the seeming inconsistency referred to. It must be remembered that people are not made to believe in Chris...
Title:The Safe Side; A Theistic Refutation Of The Divinity Of ChristFormat:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217637493

ISBN - 13:9780217637497