Man, Money, and the Bible; Or, Biblical Economics. a Treatise Upon the Economical System of the Bible and Its Solution of the Social Problems That Confront the Nineteenth Century

Man, Money, and the Bible; Or, Biblical Economics. a Treatise Upon the Economical System of the Bible and Its Solution of the Social Problems That Confront the Nineteenth Century

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...we hear of any tiling wrong among the apostles, because it was here that the germ of his final betrayal was planted. Why do I believe that Judas was an able man, a man of affairs? In the first place, he was actually the financier of that company. He was their treasurer; he managed their affairs. Nor was it any small thing to provide for all the wants of a company of at least thirteen. Again, if I am right about the genesis of his crime, then the very reasoning which led to the crime showed his remarkable penetration. He alone so far back in the ministry of Christ caught the-fact of the purely spiritual character of his kingdom. Then the betrayal itself was a shrewd piece of work. If by putting him in the hands of his enemies he forced him to use his mighty power to destroy his foes, and to assume openly the power and prerogatives which Judas saw he possessed, then Judas simply gave him the opportunity to assert himself. If Christ continued his meek policy, and for unaccountable reasons went down before his enemies, then Judas had made friends with the other side, and so would escape the ruin which he now considered it impossible to avert unless Christ called to his aid his divine power, which he could do as well as a prisoner as under any other circumstances. Then his thrifty nature discloses itself in making all he could out of the transaction, on which he had doubtless determined independent of the thirty pieces of silver. I have dwelt thus far upon Judas because the subject is in itself interesting, and because I believe it shows that God tried at first to get an entrepreneur among his workers, and failed. Then you remember the young man who came to him, and Jesus loved him? But when Christ, who knew him, placed before him the choice of...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604997
  • 9781236604996