Christ, the Socialist Volume 20

 
9781236123015: Christ, the Socialist Volume 20

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. 1894 Excerpt: ...no special claim to be considered religious, have come to the front as the champions of the oppressed. "What is the chief end of man, doctor?" Stewart asked so abruptly that Burkley started. "' Man's chief end is to glorify God, and enjoy him forever,'" the doctor answered, smiling. "Just so; the Shorter Catechism is very explicit. Now, Dr. Burkley, can you tell me any way in which a person on this earth can glorify God in a more acceptable manner than by trying to elevate his fellow-men, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, comforting the sick and sorrowful, in short, following in the footsteps of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ?" "No, I cannot," replied the minister. "Nor can any one else. 'If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body, what doth it profit?' This question of St. James is no new thing; it is as old, almost, as the human race. Good men in every age and country have pondered over the sad problem. Christ gave us the true solution, but, so far, men have not believed it. At last, thank God, light is beginning to break through the mists of prejudice. Men are coming to see that their true interests lie, not in fighting, but in co-operation. The time is not far distant when men will learn war no more. The sword will be beaten into a ploughshare, and the spear into a pruning hook. "The Anglo-Saxon race will lead in the van of the army of peace. Perhaps a few selfish men, blinded by the lust of wealth, or the lust of power, may attempt to stem the current; if they do, they will be swept aside as chaff before the wind. Education is ripe...

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Book Description RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 64 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.1in.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. 1894 Excerpt: . . . no special claim to be considered religious, have come to the front as the champions of the oppressed. What is the chief end of man, doctor Stewart asked so abruptly that Burkley started. Mans chief end is to glorify God, and enjoy him forever, the doctor answered, smiling. Just so; the Shorter Catechism is very explicit. Now, Dr. Burkley, can you tell me any way in which a person on this earth can glorify God in a more acceptable manner than by trying to elevate his fellow-men, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, comforting the sick and sorrowful, in short, following in the footsteps of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ No, I cannot, replied the minister. Nor can any one else. If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body, what doth it profit This question of St. James is no new thing; it is as old, almost, as the human race. Good men in every age and country have pondered over the sad problem. Christ gave us the true solution, but, so far, men have not believed it. At last, thank God, light is beginning to break through the mists of prejudice. Men are coming to see that their true interests lie, not in fighting, but in co-operation. The time is not far distant when men will learn war no more. The sword will be beaten into a ploughshare, and the spear into a pruning hook. The Anglo-Saxon race will lead in the van of the army of peace. Perhaps a few selfish men, blinded by the lust of wealth, or the lust of power, may attempt to stem the current; if they do, they will be swept aside as chaff before the wind. Education is ripe. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781236123015

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