Date of publication: 2017-07-09 11:58
Again John says (I 67), "The Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." This is intended to show the superiority of Christ's mission and revelation. But which is preferable, the Law with temporal punishments, or that grace which brings in a dispensation of endless punishments? And Paul says that the Gospel is a "better covenant, established on better promises." But if it threatens this horrible judgment, not known to the Law covenant, it would be more fitting to say, it is a worse covenant established on worse threatenings. And how can Jesus be said to have "a more excellent ministry," if it involves consequences to the disobedient and unbelieving a million times more dreadful than any results of the ministry of Moses or Aaron? Heb. viiI
Nice question-begging! I wouldn 8767 t call their reporting fair emotionally or otherwise. Nor are these two in fact 8775 powerful journalism professors 8776 . Blum is some kind of administrator, while St Louis is a proven liar who can 8767 t string two sentences together without making grammatical mistakes she 8767 s hardly a powerful journalism professor. If I were a serious student I would feel cheated having this disgraceful hack as my professor.
8775 Here 8767 s a small example from popular culture: Jackie Gleeson started the trope 65 years ago of the fat dude in a sitcom with an improbably thin, conventionally attractive wife. (If you want to hear it from someone else there 8767 s always 8775 TV Tropes 8776 site )
And, yet, it must be confessed that we meet with very much less of this than might be expected. It is certainly a matter of wonder that we do not find the departure, on this point, from the simplicity of apostolic teaching earlier and greater than it really was. On other points the corruption of Christian doctrine began much sooner, and spread more rapidly, than on this of future endless punishment. Among the immediate successors of the apostles, either there is no allusion to it at all, or it is in a very vague and questionable manner, or coming in some other shape than that of torment.
But, as I have remarked, though the Greeks borrowed, they altered and improved. And, true to that individualism which was so marked a characteristic of that people, they are not satisfied with the Egyptian method of generalizing respecting the punishments of the wicked, but begin specifying particular sinners, and particular kinds of punishment adapted to particular offenses. Hence the fables of Ixion, Tantalus, Tityrus, & c., whose torments in the infernal regions are mentioned in the beginning of this chapter. Everything must be sharp, pointed, and dramatic, to suit the lively genius of the Greek and the terrors of the invisible world must be presented in a way to strike the imagination in the most powerful manner, and produce some direct result on the individual and on society.
It 8767 s unfortunate for it to be pointed out that the concepts of 8775 justice 8776 and 8775 honor 8776 have historically been reserved as the sole province of men that is, if one actually gives a rat 8767 s ass about 8775 besmirching 8776 historical traditions.
7. The Savior and James are the only persons in all the New Testament who use the word. John Baptist, who preached to the most wicked of men, did not use it once. Paul wrote fourteen epistles, and yet never once mentions it. Peter does not name it, nor Jude and John, who wrote the gospel, three epistles, and the Book of Revelations, never employs it in a single instance. Now if Gehenna or hell really reveals the terrible fact of endless woe, how can we account for this strange silence? How is it possible, if they knew its meaning, and believed it a part of Christ's teaching, that they should not have used it a hundred or a thousand times, instead of never using it at all especially when we consider the infinite interests involved?
Sure, but that 8767 s not what feminists like Solinit are arguing, which is why 8775 mansplaining 8776 is thought to be a thing while there is no 8775 femsplaining, 8776 yeah? The argument coming from feminists is that men oppress women. Not that men and women have different obligations and privileges specific to their gender. The only people making that argument are men 8767 s rights advocates and antifeminists. You see to be confused.
So little influence did the doctrine have on the Jews in the way of restraint. Such testimonies of the moral condition of those believing it, do not go far toward fortifying the large claims set up for its conservative and sanctifying power. The Jews could not have been much worse with no religion at all, than they were under the pressure of their faith in endless torments.
Really? She referenced times when jokes elicited a reaction.
It was pretty clear. I 8767 ll cite it if you want but I want to see how well your
reading comprehension works. I 8767 m not the first to wonder about your abilities
in that respect.