It grounds secular law upon Scripture, especially upon the principle of mercy . Alfred thus located his law code in a biblical lineage. His historical anthology of legal texts explains that the nature of Christian law is a system of justice in which mercy subsists.
We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu Scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.j. robert oppenheimer
Dearly beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness.Morning Prayer, Sentences of the Scriptures.
Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation.Articles of Religion, VI Of the Sufficiency of the holy Scriptures for Salvation.
Well-a-well, man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble, as the Scripture says.1876 Aunt Polly.TheAdventures ofTom Sawyer, ch.1.
For it is not the bare Words, but the Scope of the writer that giveth true light, by which any writing is to bee interpreted; and they that insist upon single Texts, without considering the main Designe, can derive no thing from them clearly; but rather by casting atomes of Scripture, as dust before mens eyes, make everything more obscure than it is; an ordinary artifice of those who seek not the truth, but their own advantage.thomas hobbes
Even when a person suffers pain in consequence of a thorn having entered into his hand, although it is at once drawn out, it is a punishment that has been inflicted on him, and the least pleasure he enjoys is a reward; all this is meted out by strict justice; as is said in the Scripture, "all His ways are judgement" (Deut. xxxii. 4); we are only ignorant of the working of that judgement.maimonides
One would think that a system loaded with such gross and vulgar absurdities as Scripture religion is could never have obtained credit ; yet we have seen what priest craft and fanaticism can do, and credulity believe.Thomas Paine in: C. Dennis McKinsey Biblical errancy: a reference guide, Prometheus Books, 1 July 2000, p.695
God calls you alike by Scripture, by your reason, by your conscience, by the events of His providence, by heavenly influences to consecrate all you have to His service and the good of man; Heaven appeals to you, and the world appeals to you, not to live in vain.Albert Barnes, p. 342. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
In matters that are so obscure and far beyond our vision , we find in Holy Scripture passages which can be interpreted in very different ways without prejudice to the faith we have received. In such cases, we should not rush in headlong and so firmly take our stand on one side that, if further progress in the search for truth justly undermines this position, we too fall with it."I, xviii, 37. Modern translation by J.H. Taylor
I remembered the line from the Hindu Scripture, the Bhagavad Gita? 'I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.'On the detonationof the first atomicbomb,16 Jul1945. Quoted in Len Giovanitti and Fred Freed The Decision to Drop the Bomb (1965).
'Tis a dangerous thing to engage the authority of Scripture in disputes about the natural world, in opposition to reason; lest time, which brings all things to light, should discover that to be evidently false which we had made Scripture to assert … We are not to suppose that any truth concerning the natural world can be an enemy to religion; for truth cannot be an enemy to truth, God is not divided against himself.The Sacred Theory of the Earth, quoted in Stephen Jay Gould, Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle (1987), p. 32; ellipsis Gould's.
Christianity in our country is a lot like what the Ducksters profess. No longer doctrinaire or demanding, the mishmash of pop-religion practiced in churches across America is an extension of the therapeutic culture: festooned with feelings, mostly misdirected. Untempered by intelligent interpretation of Scripture… American pop-theology: light on doctrine, heavy on hellfire and damnation.ilana mercer
Lent is a time to listen God ’s word in Bible , also called sacred Scripture. We read the Bible at home. We listen carefully when it is proclaimed during Mass .p.3 (A Pictionary of Lent: Facts and Activities from A to Z (2005))
Christianity in our country is a lot like what the Ducksters profess. No longer doctrinaire or demanding, the mishmash of pop-religion practiced in churches across America is an extension of the therapeutic culture: festooned with feelings, mostly misdirected. Untempered by intelligent interpretation of Scripture… American pop-theology: light on doctrine, heavy on hellfire and damnation."Duck Dynasty: A Decoy For Dummies", American Daily Herald, December 27, 2013.
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