- Project Runeberg -  The esoteric meaning of the seven sacraments. The ancient therapeuts. /

(1910) [MARC] Author: Mary Karadja
Table of Contents / Innehåll | << Previous | Next >>
  Project Runeberg | Catalog | Recent Changes | Donate | Comments? |   

Full resolution (JPEG) - On this page / på denna sida - Sidor ...

scanned image

<< prev. page << föreg. sida <<     >> nästa sida >> next page >>

Below is the raw OCR text from the above scanned image. Do you see an error? Proofread the page now!
Här nedan syns maskintolkade texten från faksimilbilden ovan. Ser du något fel? Korrekturläs sidan nu!

This page has never been proofread. / Denna sida har aldrig korrekturlästs.

the power of transforming people into " adopted
children of God"?
The Ceremony of Baptism is declared to be "the
seed-time of spiritual growth, the moment when the
Spirit of God breathes into the nostrils the Breath of
Life Eternal." What an amazing statement ! Is the
Creator, then, a Step-Father nnto all the other nations
of the earth ? Is He wicked enough to neglect sowing
the blessed Seed of Immortality in the Heart of the
Truth-seeking "Heathen" who loves, honours, and obeys
Deity under the Name revealed to his forefathers?
Surely the Holy Ghost leads the Evolution of every
Soul that hungers and thirsts after righteousness, under
whatever conditions that Soul happens to be incarnated
Religion is not a geographical question ! An immoral
Christian is no nearer the Heart of God than a virtuous
Jew, Mussulman, Hindoo, or Parsee. No special "cove-
nant " ensures to the former undeserved prerogatives.
Baptism is a Rite ordained for our deliverance from
Sin. How could such an immense result be obtained
without the conscious Co-operation of the Recipient ?
The entire renewal of the moral nature cannot take
place within the infant. Not the slightest " change of
disposition " can be noted after the performance of the
The glaring absence of all practical results compelled
the Church to declare that " all baptized persons, though

<< prev. page << föreg. sida <<     >> nästa sida >> next page >>

Project Runeberg, Tue Dec 5 02:39:36 2023 (aronsson) (download) << Previous Next >>

Valid HTML 4.0! All our files are DRM-free