The People of God Volume 1

The People of God Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 2012-01 edition. Excerpt: ... most often charge against their countrymen are such as the common conscience of mankind condemns. They protest against murder theft," adultery,4 the use of false measures? drunkenness," greed perjury," 1 Cf. Harper, Amos and Hosea, p. cxxii f. " Isa.i21; Mic.iii10; Hos.iv2; vi9; Jer.vii6,9; xxii17; xix4; Ezek.ix9; xi6,7; xxii6,9,25,&c. " Isa.i23; Hos. iv2; Amosiii 10; Jer.vii9; Zech.v3, 4. ' Hos. iv 2, 13, 14; vii 4; Jer. ix 2; 10, 14; xxix 23; Ezek. xxxiii26; Mal.iii5. "Mic.vi10,11;Hos.xii7;Amosviii5. ' Isa. v 11, 22; xxviii 1, 3, 7; Hos. iv 11; vii 5; Mic. ii 11. 'Isa.v8;Mic.ii2. 'Jer.vii9;Zeeh.v3,4;Mal.iii5. incest lying,2 and breaking faith? But by far the most frequent and emphatic protests are directed against oppression, cruelty, and injustice to the poor and unprotected, the widows, orphans, and strangers.4 Let us try to understand the causes of the moral decline which these last charges indicate. There can be no doubt that the moral life of the nation had in the days of the great mono-Yahwists become polluted by a wholesale oppression of the poor and prostitution of justice in the interests of the rich such as was not known before. And this, again, reacted on the private life of the individual and brought about a still further deterioration of conduct in many other directions. It was not that the moral sense of the nation did not know these things to be wrong, but that certain changes in the economic condition of the country brought with it opportunities for self-indulgence in what was recognized as wrong, and there was not suflicient moral stamina to resist. It is worth while to examine these economic changes for the light which they throw upon the ethical teaching of the...
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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913345
  • 9781236913340