Christ, Christianity and the Bible

Christ, Christianity and the Bible

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Christ, Christianity and the Bible by Isaac Massey Haldeman

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1912

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90

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seeking to demonstrate by object lesson, and in a fashion that would admit of no reply, that Jesus claimed to be Almighty God, I would summon the mightiest and most masterful artist the world knows to come and paint for me the scene which takes place a little later as a consequence of that moment when he emphasizes his claim by saying:

"I and my Father are ONE."

The picture would represent a great crowd of scowling, fierce, angry Jews, their hands filled with stones--some of them drawn back, the whole figure intense with readiness to cast the fatal stone--and Jesus, standing a little distance apart, looking calmly on.

Underneath the picture I would have written in great golden letters (letters so artistic, so startling, so wonderful in form, that at the risk of art itself--almost at the risk of minimizing the picture at the first glance, subordinating it to interest in the letters and dividing the mind of the onlooker between the actual scene and the letters themselves)--I would have writ