Modern Substitutes for Christianity

Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,748 / 130 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.4
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 399
Added to site: 2010.04.16
mnybks.net#: 27369
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion
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In the face of such tremendous indictments, what is the duty incumbent on us who profess and call ourselves Christians? Certainly not that we should abjure the name, but that we should remember what the name signifies. We ought to consider our ways, to give ourselves to self-examination. There must be something amiss when such hideous portraits can be painted with any expectation of their being taken as correct likenesses. It is right {20} that we should repel with indignation the ludicrous and intolerable caricatures which are presented as our belief, the unwarrantable consequences which are deduced from it. It is right that we should remove misapprehensions and refute calumnies; but, above all it is necessary that we should take heed to our own conduct and our own character. The scandals which we have so much reason to deplore owe their existence, not to Christianity, but to the absence of Christianity. And the very sneers which greet any departure from rectitude or morality on the part of a profess

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