A Twentieth-Century Interpretation of the Bible

A Twentieth-Century Interpretation of the Bible

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...now, in the light of the twentieth century, it amounts only to an insult to our ordinary intelligence. Any writer or lecturer now, who published or advanced his views that our sun hardened his heart or the hearts of his audience would be arrested and placed under guard and pitied for his imbecility. Such idiotic language as the Lord--the sun--hardening hearts is unworthy of any earnest consideration. 9. "But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army overtook them encamped by the sea. 10. "And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid; and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord. 13. "And Moses said unto the people: Fear not, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord which he will show to you today, for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today ye shall see them again no more forever." To this weak and incongruous narrative the author answers and says: Had the priest who was the author said it was the Supreme Being, the ruler of heaven and earth, he might possibly entertain it and think there was at least a chance then of its being true. But when we know that our Lord--the sun--has no intelligence or consciousness, no feeling or sense of right and wrong, he denounces it as a superficial fabricated legend, too bold and barefaced to be entertained a moment by anyone with ordinary common sense. 14. "The Lord shall fight for you and ye shall hold your peace." Since this alleged miracle took place three thousand, four hundred years ago there have been innumerable wars, all over the civilized world; but no one has been bold enough or bad enough...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236830814
  • 9781236830814