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Is the Christian Religion, as Apprehended, Proclaimed and Practiced To-day, a Finality?
			
           THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION                   103



                           II
      "IS THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, AS APPREHEND-
         ED, PROCLAIMED AND PRACTICED TODAY, A
                      FINALITY?"

    To make Religion a problem will doubtless be offensive to
many, but thought, where it is once awakened, must have the
right to investigate everything; and only thought itself can
draw the bounds to thought. If any man has discovered no
problem he naturally has no reason to think. But such an
one has no reason to keep others from thinking. Whoever
fears the loss of his house of refuge, let him keep away. No
one wishes to rob a poor man of his only ewe lamb, but this
poor man may not needlessly drive it along the crowded
highways of thought, demanding that all travel and traffic
shall stop on his account.
    Ours is a time of interrogation of every belief which
solicits our adhesion; of the shaking of everything that can
be shaken, in order that those things which cannot be shaken
may be seen to abide. The scientific impulse has been fully
awakened among our ministry, as it has among every healthy
and intellectual people; and those of us who have been called to
realize this impulse experience a conscientious obligation on
behalf of truth and without regard to conventionalism, fears




			
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 24, Num. 2

Is the Christian Religion, as Apprehended, Proclaimed and Practiced To-day, a Finality?

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Volume:  24
Issue Number:  02
Page Number:  103
Date:  10/1907


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