ResponseIn the last contest between paganism and Christianity we find the sophist contending for the unity of God, and accusing the Christian of undisguised polytheism; and on the other side the Christian insisting on the tutelary powers of glorified mortals, and the omniscience of departed spirits.
2017After a certain time all is changed; mysteries have arisen in the once open and easily accessible faith, and there are doctrines which must not be declared in the hearing of the uninitiated.%u201D 2017%u201CAnd the blessed David delivers clearly to those who know the mystic account of seven and
SuccessMoreover, it was a rod that pointed out Judah to be the father of Tamar%u2019s sons by a great mystery.%u201D SuccessThe time of baptism of adults was changed to meet the pagan conception of it as a purifying and saving act SuccessThus the Church of Christ, like Himself, was born among the lo
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IndiaWill the reader please examine the Bible to see whether these things are so IndiaJacob, by putting rods into the water troughs, caused the sheep of his uncle to conceive, so that he should obtain their young IndiaIn blessing it, he thrice makes over it the sign of the cross IndiaIt followed imm
BlingIt forged a very lasting bond of brotherhood between its initiates; it had a Eucharist, a supper so like the Christian mysteries that good Justin Martyr the Apologist can find only one explanation of the apparent identity, namely, that Satan, in order to deceive the human race, determined to im
CollectionWATER-WORSHIP IN NORTHERN EUROPE AND IN MEXICO. CollectionIn Latin illotis manibus, and illotis pedibus,%u2014which are usually applied to men who undertake anything without due care and preparation
Jwaneng!CHAPTER VII Jwaneng!%u2018And thou shalt not eat,%u2019 he says, %u2018the lamprey, or the polypus, or the cuttle-fish.%u2019 He means, %u2018Thou shalt not join thyself or be like to such men as are ungodly to the end, and are condemned to death.%u2019 In like manner as those fishes above a