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CHRISTCertainly His Resurrection Is Supreme Truth
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"Pray, sir," said he, "what do you think I consented to go in your ship to the East Indies for?"--"ay," said I, "that I know not, unless it was to preach to the Indians."-- "Doubtless it was," said he; "and do you think, if I can convert these thirty-seven men to the faith of Jesus Christ, it is not worth my time, though I should never be fetched off the island again?--nay, is it not infinitely of more worth to save so many souls than my life is, or the life of twenty more of the same profession?
Christ always has His definite embodiment in the art of the great masters.
The list of plays thus presented commonly included: The Fall of Lucifer; the Creation of the World and the Fall of Adam; Noah and the Flood; Abraham and Isaac and the promise of Christ's coming; a Procession of the Prophets, also foretelling Christ; the main events of the Gospel story, with some additions from Christian tradition; and the Day of Judgment.
Are they in harmony with the sympathies of Christ? or are they swayed and perverted by the sophistries of worldly policy?
"They'll loudly talk of Christ's reward, And bind his image with a cord, And scold, and swing the lash abhorred, And sell their brother in the Lord To handcuffed heavenly union.
Then, after many years had passed, the story of Christ was again brought to England.
That Christ for sinners gave, Because the man was one of those
"Christ told the rich young man to sell all he had," Ernest said bitterly.
For, as it is noted, by one of the fathers, Christ's coat indeed had no seam, but the church's vesture was of divers colors; whereupon he saith, In veste varietas sit, scissura non sit; they be two things, unity and uniformity.
It was so the earliest Christians, who had all things common, understood the life of Christ, and I believe that the latest will understand it so.
After Christ was tempted of the devil in the desert, he came here and began his teachings; and during the three or four years he lived afterward, this place was his home almost altogether.
And the message of Christ to man was simply 'Be thyself.' That is the secret of Christ.