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Christianity and modern scepticism


Christianity and modern scepticism

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    A. G. Girdlestone
Excerpt from book: mustard seed marvellously successful. It was likened to a man paying all for debtors who had nothing to pay, but also to the case of one who through procrastination was shut up until he should pay the last farthing (Matt. 5. 26). Sin, which was thus likened to a debt, was also likened to a disease, or to being lost, or to the folly of a spendthrift and runaway son. How often do Christians now only grasp one such similitude, to the defacement of truth and the consequent sapping of their hearers' faith. If sin be textit{only a disease, then it can never justly be punished : if textit{only a debt, why class it as criminal ? if textit{only wilful straying, why my difficulty in keeping straight ? As witnesses for God, we are called upon by Himself to speak about His revelation, the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: which applies to our illustrations as to all our witness. § 7. textit{On the use of hymns and pictures, and on certain religious practices.—With the multiplicity of hymns and religious poetry we oughtto be careful of what we use and teach. False religious notions may certainly be traced to the influence of Milton: but what trash, what incredible nonsense is palmed off upon us occasionally in books intended for congregational use! In like manner foolish religious pictures have a tendency to shock the intelligence even of children. Similarly with perverted Christian practices. An overstrict bringing up, gloomily kept Sundays, or that religious dissipation which robs a brother of his Sunday to indulge itself in driving or riding to pet preachers or to distant congregations : these things undoubtedly make it hard to believe in the religion of Christians. CHAPTER III. DEFECTIVE PRINCIPLES IN ASCERTAINING AND TEACHING RELIGIOUS TRUTH. § 1. textit{The c...  
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