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light of Christ in a pagan world

J. A. Hughes

light of Christ in a pagan world

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Published by G. Allen & Unwin, ltd. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Society of Friends -- Doctrines

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John A. Hughes, M. A.
    SeriesSwarthmore lecture,, 1940
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBX7731 .H8 1940
    The Physical Object
    Pagination96 p.
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6415199M
    LC Control Number41005096
    OCLC/WorldCa7607735


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Get this from a library. The light of Christ in a pagan world. [John Armstrong Hughes]. The Book of Mormon: Chapter Fourty-One: 3 Nephi 11And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning.

In the light of many pagan forces at work to corrupt the purity of the Jewish faith, the Pharisees took upon themselves the task of keeping Judaism pure of foreign and pagan influence.

As a result, the Pharisees were separatists (the word Pharisee means separated). Initially devout and well-motivated.

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(14) The light of the worldIn its highest or truest sense the word belongs to Christ, and to Him only (John ; John ).The comparison to the "candle" or "lamp" in Matthew shows, indeed, that even here the disciples are spoken of as shining in the world with a derived brightness flowing to them from the Fount of light.

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Another difference between the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity and the triadic sculptures represented in the Watchtower brochure is the fact that the person of Christ is. Mass involves the death of “Christ”, and the distribution of the “Host”, a word taken from the Latin word “hostiall” meaning victim.

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winter solstice, was a familiar Roman feast celebrating the victory of light over darkness. This idea was easily turned from a pagan to a Christian one since Christians consider Christ as the light of life.’ (The World Book) “The real birthday of Christ is unknown.

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Encyclopedias and newspapers regularly report the pagan origins of many of these popular holidays. This continued to the point that the Empire was forced to attempt to co-opt the movement by Romanizing it and infusing imperial, pagan practices into its governing structures slowly suffocating the spirit of Christ’s message in favour of the formal structures of the “word” of the book as interpreted by an approved “priesthood.

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