The Starry Cross

The Starry Cross

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...that His death produceth, to debased and smitten men, rest and consolation.'" (Note c.) Kom. i. 25. CHAPTER VIII. DAYBREAK. "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined."--Isaiah ix. 2. S these old familiar words flashed through my mind like an electric spark, I listened to another still small voice, who, taking up the words above quoted, said: "You may well say that. Darkness indeed!--it is mine to tell of the darkness that was spread over your own country before the Sun of Eighteousness shone upon it; and then you are to be reminded again how, when it did shine, the truth, which was first proclaimed at Jerusalem, and afterwards became adulterated in Eome, how this fabled truth became the foundation of the religion of the converted pagans of old England. "But, first, of English paganism. Your days of the week are all remarkable witnesses of your origin. Sunday and Monday--what are they but the days when the sun and moon were especially worshipped? Tuesday, the day sacred to Tisa, the wife of Thor, the goddess of Justice; Wednesday, from Odin, or Wodin, dedicated to the god of War; Thursday, when Thor, the second in dignity among the gods, was especially worshipped; Friday, when Freya, the goddess, answering to the Venus of the Greeks and Eomans, was worshipped; and Saturday, the day especially dedicated to Saeter, the Saturn of the Greeks. 'Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.' So spake an apostle even while the dumb idols were worshipped in England, when, you have heard, there was a temple of Apollo at "Westminster where now stands the venerable abbey, and another more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661285X
  • 9781236612854