the silence of god

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The book written by Sir Robert Anderson who was a famous theologian is dealing with the question of the God's role in the life of the world and why He has been silent for two thousand years. The author studies the progress in the development of the religion and the place it took in people's lives. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IX IN Christ's grand and simple creed, expressed in His plainest words, eternal life was the assured inheritance of those who loved God with all their hearts, who loved their neighbours as themselves, and who walked purely, humbly, and beneficently while on earth. In the Christian sects and churches of today, in their recognised formularies and elaborate creeds, all this is repudi-ated as infantine and obsolete; the official means and purchase-money of salvation are altogether changed; eternal life is reserved for those, and for those only, who accept, or profess, a string of metaphysical propositions conceived in a scholastic brain and put into scholastic phraseology" To any one who aims at having clear thoughts and well-based beliefs nothing is more helpful than adverse criticism. Hence the value of the words here quoted. They may be taken, moreover, as expression of opinions of a large and important class by whom the writer, though no longer with us, may still be claimed as a champion and representative...
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