The testimony of sceptics to the truth of Christianity; with the evidence of pagan historians, by the author of 'Heroines of our time'.

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1861
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Page 146 - Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store; Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads about the live-long day, Just earns a scanty pittance, and at night Lies down secure, her heart and pocket light...
Page 130 - BEHOLD, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me : and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple; even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in; behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.
Page 130 - I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: r he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire...
Page 74 - Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
Page 127 - Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
Page 42 - Socrates dying without pain or ignominy easily supported his character to the last ; and if his death, however easy, had not crowned his life, it might have been doubted whether Socrates, with all his wisdom, was any thing more than a vain sophist.
Page 126 - And he said, BLESSED be the Lord God of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant.
Page 43 - Jesus, in the midst of excruciating tortures, prayed for his merciless tormentors. Yes, if the life and death of Socrates were those of a sage, the life and death of Jesus are those of a God.
Page 53 - I waited some time at the end of every question ; he did not answer, but ceased to exclaim in the above manner. Again I addressed him : ' Mr. Paine, you have not answered my questions ; will you answer them ? Allow me to ask again — Do you believe ? or let me qualify the question — do you wish to believe, that Jesus Christ is the son of God?' After a pause of some minutes, he answered, ' I have no wish to believe on that subject.
Page 126 - And he said, CURSED be Canaan; A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, BLESSED be the Lord God of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant.

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