Handbook of Freethought Containing in Condensed and Systematized Form a Vast Amount of Evidence Against the Superstitious Doctrines of Christianity
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Handbook of Freethought Containing in Condensed and Systematized Form a Vast Amount of Evidence Against the Superstitious Doctrines of Christianity

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Table of Contents
  • PREFACE.
  • CREATION.
    • The Difference Between the Two Cosmogonies as Given in the First Two Chapters of Genesis.
    • Evidence of the Vast Age of the Universe.
  • PROPHECY.
  • MIRACLES.
    • David Hume’s Argument on Miracles.
    • Some Extra Miracles.
    • The Great Quail Story.
    • A Suit of Clothes Lasting Forty Years, and even then Not Old.
    • Lot’s Wife turned into a Pillar of Salt.
    • Cattle which were Killed Several Times After they were Dead.
    • People Get Up in the morning Dead.
    • Elisha Returns to Life.
  • HEAVEN.
    • Elijah Went to Heaven in a Chariot of Fire.
    • Deluge.
    • The Ass and the Calf.
  • JESUS CHRIST.
    • The Genealogy of Jesus.
    • When was Jesus Born?
    • Christianity Rests Upon a Dream.
    • THE GOLDEN RULE.
    • Jesus an Essene.
    • Jesus’ Teachings Not up to the Moral Standard of To-day.
    • Jesus Exhibits an Imperfect Sense of Justice.
    • Jesus Teaches the Duty of Submission to Wrong.
    • Immoral Teachings of Jesus.
    • Bitter and Unreasonable Denunciations of Jesus.
    • Jesus a False Prophet.
    • Jesus Curses the Fig Tree.
    • Contemporaneous Historians are Silent Concerning the Resurrection of Jesus.
    • The Resurrection of Jesus.
    • Jesus Foretells his Resurrection.
    • None of the Disciples Looking for a Resurrection.
    • The Evidence of Paul on the Resurrection of Jesus.
  • CHRISTIANITY WITHOUT HISTORICAL BASIS.
    • The Canon.
    • The Value of Papias’ Testimony.
    • Ignorance and Dishonesty of the Early Fathers.
    • Jesus Not a Historical Character.
    • The Spurious Passage in Josephus.
    • EUSEBIUS.
    • The Father of Church History.
    • Spurious Writings of the Early Church.
    • The Bible Not an Inspired Revelation.
    • The Pentateuch.
    • The Bible Not Inspired.
    • God’s Ways are Not Our Ways.
  • SELF-CONTRADICTIONS OF THE BIBLE.
    • THEOLOGICAL DOCTRINES.
      • God is Satisfied with his Works.
      • God is Dissatisfied with his Works.
      • God Dwells in Chosen Temples.
      • God Dwells Not in Temples.
      • God Dwells in Light.
      • God Dwells in Darkness.
      • God is Seen and Heard.
      • God is Invisible and Cannot be Heard.
      • God is Tired and Rests.
      • God is Never Tired and Never Rests.
      • God is Omnipresent, Sees and Knows all Things.
      • God is Not Omnipresent, Neither Sees nor Knows all Things.
      • God Knows the Hearts of Men.
      • God Tries Men to Find Out what is in their Hearts.
      • God is All-Powerful.
      • God is Not All-Powerful.
      • God is Unchangeable.
      • God is Changeable.
      • God is Just and Impartial.
      • God is Unjust and Partial.
      • God is Not the Author of Evil.
      • God is the Author of Evil.
      • God Gives Freely to those who Ask.
      • God Withholds his Blessings and Prevents their Reception.
      • God is to be Found by Those who Seek him.
      • God is Not to be Found by Those who Seek him.
      • God is Peaceful.
      • God is Warlike.
      • God is Kind, Merciful, and Good.
      • God is Cruel, Unmerciful, Destructive, and Ferocious.
      • God’s Anger is Slow, and Endures but for a Moment.
      • God’s Anger is Fierce, Frequent, and Endures Long.
      • God Commands, Approves of, and Delights in Burnt Offerings, Sacrifices, and Holy Days.
      • God Disapproves of, and has no Pleasure in, Burnt Offerings, Sacrifices, and Holy Days.
      • God Forbids Human Sacrifice.
      • God Commands and Accepts Human Sacrifices.
      • God Tempts No Man.
      • God Does Tempt Men.
      • God Cannot Lie.
      • God Lies; He Sends Forth Lying Spirits to Deceive.
      • Because of Man’s Wickedness God Destroys him.
      • Because of Man’s Wickedness God will Not Destroy him.
      • God’s Attributes are Revealed in his Works.
      • God’s Attributes Cannot be Discovered.
      • There is a Plurality of Gods.
    • God is Satisfied with his Works.
    • God is Dissatisfied with his Works.
    • God Dwells in Chosen Temples.
    • God Dwells Not in Temples.
    • God Dwells in Light.
    • God Dwells in Darkness.
    • God is Seen and Heard.
    • God is Invisible and Cannot be Heard.
    • God is Tired and Rests.
    • God is Never Tired and Never Rests.
    • God is Omnipresent, Sees and Knows all Things.
    • God is Not Omnipresent, Neither Sees nor Knows all Things.
    • God Knows the Hearts of Men.
    • God Tries Men to Find Out what is in their Hearts.
    • God is All-Powerful.
    • God is Not All-Powerful.
    • God is Unchangeable.
    • God is Changeable.
    • God is Just and Impartial.
    • God is Unjust and Partial.
    • God is Not the Author of Evil.
    • God is the Author of Evil.
    • God Gives Freely to those who Ask.
    • God Withholds his Blessings and Prevents their Reception.
    • God is to be Found by Those who Seek him.
    • God is Not to be Found by Those who Seek him.
    • God is Peaceful.
    • God is Warlike.
    • God is Kind, Merciful, and Good.
    • God is Cruel, Unmerciful, Destructive, and Ferocious.
    • God’s Anger is Slow, and Endures but for a Moment.
    • God’s Anger is Fierce, Frequent, and Endures Long.
    • God Commands, Approves of, and Delights in Burnt Offerings, Sacrifices, and Holy Days.
    • God Disapproves of, and has no Pleasure in, Burnt Offerings, Sacrifices, and Holy Days.
    • God Forbids Human Sacrifice.
    • God Commands and Accepts Human Sacrifices.
    • God Tempts No Man.
    • God Does Tempt Men.
    • God Cannot Lie.
    • God Lies; He Sends Forth Lying Spirits to Deceive.
    • Because of Man’s Wickedness God Destroys him.
    • Because of Man’s Wickedness God will Not Destroy him.
    • God’s Attributes are Revealed in his Works.
    • God’s Attributes Cannot be Discovered.
    • There is a Plurality of Gods.
    • MORAL PRECEPTS.
      • Robbery Commanded.
      • Robbery Forbidden.
      • Lying Commanded, Approved, and Sanctioned.
      • Lying Forbidden.
      • Killing Commanded and Sanctioned.
      • Killing Forbidden.
      • The Blood-Shedder Must Die.
      • The Blood-Shedder Must Not Die.
      • The Making of Images Forbidden.
      • The Making of Images Commanded.
      • Slavery and Oppression Ordained.
      • Slavery and Oppression Forbidden.
      • Improvidence Enjoined.
      • Improvidence Condemned.
      • Anger Approved.
      • Anger Disapproved.
      • Good Works to be Seen of Men.
      • Good Works Not to be Seen of Men.
      • Judging of Others Forbidden.
      • Judging of Others Approved.
      • Jesus Taught Non-Resistance.
      • Jesus Taught and Practiced Physical Resistance.
      • Jesus Warned his Followers Not to Fear Being Killed.
      • Jesus Himself Avoided the Jews for Fear of Being killed.
      • Public Prayer Sanctioned.
      • Public Prayer Disapproved.
      • Importunity in Prayer Commended.
      • Importunity in Prayer Condemned.
      • The Wearing of Long Hair by Men Sanctioned.
      • The Wearing of Long Hair by Men Condemned.
      • Circumcision Instituted.
      • Circumcision Condemned.
      • The Sabbath Instituted.
      • The Sabbath Repudiated.
      • The Sabbath Instituted because God Rested the Seventh Day.
      • The Sabbath Instituted for a Very Different Reason.
      • No Work to be Done on the Sabbath under Penalty of Death.
      • Jesus Broke the Sabbath and Justified the Act.
      • Baptism Commanded.
      • Baptism Not Commanded.
      • Every Kind of Animal Allowed for Food.
      • Certain Kinds of Animals Prohibited for Food.
      • The Taking of Oaths Sanctioned.
      • The Taking of Oaths Forbidden.
      • Marriage Approved and Sanctioned.
      • Marriage Disapproved.
      • Freedom of Divorce Permitted.
      • Divorce Restricted.
      • Adultery Sanctioned.
      • Adultery Forbidden.
      • Marriage or Cohabitation with a Sister Denounced.
      • Abraham Married his Sister, and God Blessed the Union.
      • A Man May Marry His Brother’s Widow.
      • A Man May Not Marry his Brother’s Widow.
      • Hatred to Kindred Enjoined.
      • Hatred to Kindred Condemned.
      • Intoxicating Beverages Recommended.
      • Intoxicating Beverages Discountenanced.
      • It is Our Duty to Obey Rulers, Who are God’s Ministers and Punish Evil Doers Only.
      • It is Not Our Duty Always to Obey Rulers, Who Sometimes Punish the Good, and Receive Damnation Therefor.
      • Woman’s Rights Denied.
      • Woman’s Rights Affirmed.
      • Obedience to Masters Enjoined.
      • Obedience Due to God Only.
      • There is an Unpardonable Sin.
      • There is No Unpardonable Sin.
    • Robbery Commanded.
    • Robbery Forbidden.
    • Lying Commanded, Approved, and Sanctioned.
    • Lying Forbidden.
    • Killing Commanded and Sanctioned.
    • Killing Forbidden.
    • The Blood-Shedder Must Die.
    • The Blood-Shedder Must Not Die.
    • The Making of Images Forbidden.
    • The Making of Images Commanded.
    • Slavery and Oppression Ordained.
    • Slavery and Oppression Forbidden.
    • Improvidence Enjoined.
    • Improvidence Condemned.
    • Anger Approved.
    • Anger Disapproved.
    • Good Works to be Seen of Men.
    • Good Works Not to be Seen of Men.
    • Judging of Others Forbidden.
    • Judging of Others Approved.
    • Jesus Taught Non-Resistance.
    • Jesus Taught and Practiced Physical Resistance.
    • Jesus Warned his Followers Not to Fear Being Killed.
    • Jesus Himself Avoided the Jews for Fear of Being killed.
    • Public Prayer Sanctioned.
    • Public Prayer Disapproved.
    • Importunity in Prayer Commended.
    • Importunity in Prayer Condemned.
    • The Wearing of Long Hair by Men Sanctioned.
    • The Wearing of Long Hair by Men Condemned.
    • Circumcision Instituted.
    • Circumcision Condemned.
    • The Sabbath Instituted.
    • The Sabbath Repudiated.
    • The Sabbath Instituted because God Rested the Seventh Day.
    • The Sabbath Instituted for a Very Different Reason.
    • No Work to be Done on the Sabbath under Penalty of Death.
    • Jesus Broke the Sabbath and Justified the Act.
    • Baptism Commanded.
    • Baptism Not Commanded.
    • Every Kind of Animal Allowed for Food.
    • Certain Kinds of Animals Prohibited for Food.
    • The Taking of Oaths Sanctioned.
    • The Taking of Oaths Forbidden.
    • Marriage Approved and Sanctioned.
    • Marriage Disapproved.
    • Freedom of Divorce Permitted.
    • Divorce Restricted.
    • Adultery Sanctioned.
    • Adultery Forbidden.
    • Marriage or Cohabitation with a Sister Denounced.
    • Abraham Married his Sister, and God Blessed the Union.
    • A Man May Marry His Brother’s Widow.
    • A Man May Not Marry his Brother’s Widow.
    • Hatred to Kindred Enjoined.
    • Hatred to Kindred Condemned.
    • Intoxicating Beverages Recommended.
    • Intoxicating Beverages Discountenanced.
    • It is Our Duty to Obey Rulers, Who are God’s Ministers and Punish Evil Doers Only.
    • It is Not Our Duty Always to Obey Rulers, Who Sometimes Punish the Good, and Receive Damnation Therefor.
    • Woman’s Rights Denied.
    • Woman’s Rights Affirmed.
    • Obedience to Masters Enjoined.
    • Obedience Due to God Only.
    • There is an Unpardonable Sin.
    • There is No Unpardonable Sin.
    • HISTORICAL FACTS.
      • Man was Created After the Other Animals.
      • Man was Created Before the Other Animals.
      • Noah, by God’s Command, Took Into the Ark Clean Beasts by Sevens.
      • Noah, by God’s Command, Took Into the Ark Clean Beasts by Twos.
      • Seed Time and Harvest were Never to Cease.
      • Seed Time and Harvest Did Cease for Seven Years.
      • God Hardened Pharaoh’s Heart.
      • Pharaoh Hardened His Own Heart.
      • All the Cattle and Horses in Egypt Died.
      • All the Horses of Egypt did Not Die.
      • John the Baptist Recognized Jesus as the Messiah.
      • John the Baptist did Not Recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
      • John the Baptist was Elias.
      • John the Baptist was Not Elias.
      • The Father of Joseph, Mary’s Husband, was Jacob.
      • The Father of Mary’s Husband was Heli.
      • The Father of Salah was Arphaxad.
      • The Father of Sala was Cainan.
      • The Infant Jesus was Taken into Egypt.
      • The Infant Jesus was Not Taken into Egypt.
      • Jesus was Tempted in the Wilderness.
      • Jesus was Not Tempted in the Wilderness.
      • Jesus Preached his First Sermon Sitting on the Mount.
      • He Preached his First Sermon Standing in the Plain.
      • John was in Prison when Jesus went into Galilee.
      • John was Not in Prison when Jesus went into Galilee.
      • The Disciples were Commanded to Take a Staff and Sandals.
      • They were Commanded to Take Neither Staves Nor Sandals.
      • Two Blind Men Besought Jesus.
      • Only One Blind Man Besought Him.
      • Two Men Coming Out of the Tombs Met Jesus.
      • Only One Man Coming Out of the Tombs Met Him.
      • A Centurion Besought Jesus to Heal his Servant.
      • Not the Centurion, but his Messengers, Besought Jesus.
      • Jesus was Crucified at the Third Hour.
      • He was Not Crucified Until the Sixth Hour.
      • The Two Thieves Reviled Jesus.
      • Only One of the Thieves Reviled Him.
      • Vinegar Mingled with Gall was Offered Jesus.
      • Wine Mingled with Myrrh was Offered to Him.
      • Satan Entered into Judas while at the Supper.
      • Satan Entered into him Before the Supper.
      • Judas Returned the Pieces of Silver.
      • Judas did Not Return the Pieces of Silver.
      • Judas Hanged Himself.
      • Judas did Not Hang Himself, but Died Another Way.
      • The Potter’s Field was Purchased by Judas.
      • The Potter’s Field was Purchased by the Chief Priests.
      • But One Woman Came to the Sepulcher.
      • Two Women Came to the Sepulcher.
      • Three Women Came to the Sepulcher.
      • More than Three Women Came to the Sepulcher.
      • It was at Sunrise when they Came to the Sepulcher.
      • It was some time Before Sunrise when They came.
      • Two Angels were Seen at the Sepulcher, Standing up.
      • But One Angel was Seen, and He was Sitting Down.
      • Two Angels were Seen within the Sepulcher.
      • But One Angel was Seen within the Sepulcher.
      • The One Angel Seen was Without the Sepulcher.
      • The Women went and Told the Disciples of Christ’s Resurrection.
      • The Women did Not Go and Tell the Disciples.
      • The Angels Appeared After Peter and John Visited the Sepulcher.
      • The Angels Appeared Before Peter Alone Visited the Sepulcher.
      • Jesus Appeared First to Mary Magdalene Only.
      • Jesus Appeared First to the Two Marys.
      • He Appeared to Neither of the Marys.
      • Jesus was to be Three Days and Three Nights in the Grave.
      • He was but Two Days and Two Nights in the Grave.
      • The Holy Ghost Was Bestowed at Pentecost.
      • The Holy Ghost was Bestowed Before Pentecost.
      • The Disciples were Commanded Immediately After the Resurrection to go into Galilee.
      • They were Commanded Immediately After the Resurrection to Tarry at Jerusalem.
      • Jesus First Appeared to the Eleven Disciples in a Room at Jerusalem.
      • He First Appeared to them on a Mountain in Galilee.
      • Jesus Ascended from Mount Olivet.
      • He Ascended from Bethany.
      • Did he Ascend from Either Place?
      • Paul’s Attendants Heard the Voice, and Stood Speechless.
      • His Attendants Heard Not the Voice, and were Prostrate.
      • Abraham Departed to go into Canaan.
      • Abraham Went not Knowing Where.
      • Abraham had Two Sons.
      • Abraham had but One Son.
      • Keturah was Abraham’s Wife.
      • Keturah was Abraham’s Concubine.
      • Abraham Begat a Son when he was a Hundred Years Old, by the Interposition of Providence.
      • Abraham Begat Six Children More After he was a Hundred Years Old, Without any Interposition of Providence.
      • Jacob Bought a Sepulcher of the Sons of Hamor.
      • Abraham Bought it of the Sons of Emmor.
      • God Promised the Land of Canaan to Abraham and his Seed.
      • Abraham and his Seed Never Received the Promised Land.
      • Baasha Died in the Twenty-sixth Year of Asa.
      • Baasha did Not Die in the Twenty-sixth Year of Asa.
      • Ahaziah was the Youngest Son of Jehoram.
      • Ahaziah was Not the Youngest Son of Jehoram.
      • Ahaziah was Twenty-two Years Old when he Began to Reign, being Eighteen Years Younger than his Father.
      • Ahaziah was Forty-two Years Old when he Began to Reign, being Two Years Older than his Father.
      • Michal had No Child.
      • Michal had Five Children.
      • David was Tempted by the Lord to Number the People.
      • David was Tempted by Satan to Number the People.
      • There were 800,000 Warriors of Israel and 500,000 of Judah.
      • There were 1,100,000 of Israel and 470,000 of Judah.
      • David Sinned in Numbering the People.
      • David Never Sinned except in the Matter of Uriah.
      • David Slew 700 Syrian Charioteers and 40,000 Horsemen.
      • David Slew 7,000 Syrian Charioteers and 40,000 Footmen.
      • David Paid for a Threshing Floor Fifty Shekels of Silver.
      • David Paid for it Six Hundred Shekels of Gold.
      • Goliath was Slain by David.
      • Goliath was Slain by Elhanan.
    • Man was Created After the Other Animals.
    • Man was Created Before the Other Animals.
    • Noah, by God’s Command, Took Into the Ark Clean Beasts by Sevens.
    • Noah, by God’s Command, Took Into the Ark Clean Beasts by Twos.
    • Seed Time and Harvest were Never to Cease.
    • Seed Time and Harvest Did Cease for Seven Years.
    • God Hardened Pharaoh’s Heart.
    • Pharaoh Hardened His Own Heart.
    • All the Cattle and Horses in Egypt Died.
    • All the Horses of Egypt did Not Die.
    • John the Baptist Recognized Jesus as the Messiah.
    • John the Baptist did Not Recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
    • John the Baptist was Elias.
    • John the Baptist was Not Elias.
    • The Father of Joseph, Mary’s Husband, was Jacob.
    • The Father of Mary’s Husband was Heli.
    • The Father of Salah was Arphaxad.
    • The Father of Sala was Cainan.
    • The Infant Jesus was Taken into Egypt.
    • The Infant Jesus was Not Taken into Egypt.
    • Jesus was Tempted in the Wilderness.
    • Jesus was Not Tempted in the Wilderness.
    • Jesus Preached his First Sermon Sitting on the Mount.
    • He Preached his First Sermon Standing in the Plain.
    • John was in Prison when Jesus went into Galilee.
    • John was Not in Prison when Jesus went into Galilee.
    • The Disciples were Commanded to Take a Staff and Sandals.
    • They were Commanded to Take Neither Staves Nor Sandals.
    • Two Blind Men Besought Jesus.
    • Only One Blind Man Besought Him.
    • Two Men Coming Out of the Tombs Met Jesus.
    • Only One Man Coming Out of the Tombs Met Him.
    • A Centurion Besought Jesus to Heal his Servant.
    • Not the Centurion, but his Messengers, Besought Jesus.
    • Jesus was Crucified at the Third Hour.
    • He was Not Crucified Until the Sixth Hour.
    • The Two Thieves Reviled Jesus.
    • Only One of the Thieves Reviled Him.
    • Vinegar Mingled with Gall was Offered Jesus.
    • Wine Mingled with Myrrh was Offered to Him.
    • Satan Entered into Judas while at the Supper.
    • Satan Entered into him Before the Supper.
    • Judas Returned the Pieces of Silver.
    • Judas did Not Return the Pieces of Silver.
    • Judas Hanged Himself.
    • Judas did Not Hang Himself, but Died Another Way.
    • The Potter’s Field was Purchased by Judas.
    • The Potter’s Field was Purchased by the Chief Priests.
    • But One Woman Came to the Sepulcher.
    • Two Women Came to the Sepulcher.
    • Three Women Came to the Sepulcher.
    • More than Three Women Came to the Sepulcher.
    • It was at Sunrise when they Came to the Sepulcher.
    • It was some time Before Sunrise when They came.
    • Two Angels were Seen at the Sepulcher, Standing up.
    • But One Angel was Seen, and He was Sitting Down.
    • Two Angels were Seen within the Sepulcher.
    • But One Angel was Seen within the Sepulcher.
    • The One Angel Seen was Without the Sepulcher.
    • The Women went and Told the Disciples of Christ’s Resurrection.
    • The Women did Not Go and Tell the Disciples.
    • The Angels Appeared After Peter and John Visited the Sepulcher.
    • The Angels Appeared Before Peter Alone Visited the Sepulcher.
    • Jesus Appeared First to Mary Magdalene Only.
    • Jesus Appeared First to the Two Marys.
    • He Appeared to Neither of the Marys.
    • Jesus was to be Three Days and Three Nights in the Grave.
    • He was but Two Days and Two Nights in the Grave.
    • The Holy Ghost Was Bestowed at Pentecost.
    • The Holy Ghost was Bestowed Before Pentecost.
    • The Disciples were Commanded Immediately After the Resurrection to go into Galilee.
    • They were Commanded Immediately After the Resurrection to Tarry at Jerusalem.
    • Jesus First Appeared to the Eleven Disciples in a Room at Jerusalem.
    • He First Appeared to them on a Mountain in Galilee.
    • Jesus Ascended from Mount Olivet.
    • He Ascended from Bethany.
    • Did he Ascend from Either Place?
    • Paul’s Attendants Heard the Voice, and Stood Speechless.
    • His Attendants Heard Not the Voice, and were Prostrate.
    • Abraham Departed to go into Canaan.
    • Abraham Went not Knowing Where.
    • Abraham had Two Sons.
    • Abraham had but One Son.
    • Keturah was Abraham’s Wife.
    • Keturah was Abraham’s Concubine.
    • Abraham Begat a Son when he was a Hundred Years Old, by the Interposition of Providence.
    • Abraham Begat Six Children More After he was a Hundred Years Old, Without any Interposition of Providence.
    • Jacob Bought a Sepulcher of the Sons of Hamor.
    • Abraham Bought it of the Sons of Emmor.
    • God Promised the Land of Canaan to Abraham and his Seed.
    • Abraham and his Seed Never Received the Promised Land.
    • Baasha Died in the Twenty-sixth Year of Asa.
    • Baasha did Not Die in the Twenty-sixth Year of Asa.
    • Ahaziah was the Youngest Son of Jehoram.
    • Ahaziah was Not the Youngest Son of Jehoram.
    • Ahaziah was Twenty-two Years Old when he Began to Reign, being Eighteen Years Younger than his Father.
    • Ahaziah was Forty-two Years Old when he Began to Reign, being Two Years Older than his Father.
    • Michal had No Child.
    • Michal had Five Children.
    • David was Tempted by the Lord to Number the People.
    • David was Tempted by Satan to Number the People.
    • There were 800,000 Warriors of Israel and 500,000 of Judah.
    • There were 1,100,000 of Israel and 470,000 of Judah.
    • David Sinned in Numbering the People.
    • David Never Sinned except in the Matter of Uriah.
    • David Slew 700 Syrian Charioteers and 40,000 Horsemen.
    • David Slew 7,000 Syrian Charioteers and 40,000 Footmen.
    • David Paid for a Threshing Floor Fifty Shekels of Silver.
    • David Paid for it Six Hundred Shekels of Gold.
    • Goliath was Slain by David.
    • Goliath was Slain by Elhanan.
    • SPECULATIVE DOCTRINES.
      • Christ is Equal with God.
      • Christ is Not Equal with God.
      • Christ Judged Men.
      • Christ Judged No Man.
      • Jesus was All Powerful.
      • Jesus was Not All Powerful.
      • The Law was Superceded by the Christian Dispensation.
      • The Law was Not Superceded by the Christian Dispensation.
      • Christ’s Mission was Peace.
      • Christ’s Mission was Not Peace.
      • Christ Received not Testimony from Man.
      • Christ Did Receive Testimony from Man.
      • Christ’s Witness of Himself is True.
      • Christ’s Witness of Himself is Not True.
      • It was Lawful for the Jews to Put Jesus to Death.
      • It was Not Lawful for the Jews to Put him to Death.
      • Children are Punished for the Sins of their Parents.
      • Children are Not Punished for the Sins of their Parents.
      • Man is Justified by Faith Alone.
      • Man is Not Justified by Faith Alone.
      • It is Impossible to Fall from Grace.
      • It is Possible to Fall from Grace.
      • No Man is Without Sin.
      • Christians are Sinless.
      • There is to be a Resurrection of the Dead.
      • There is to be no Resurrection of the Dead.
      • Reward and Punishment to be Bestowed in this World.
      • Reward and Punishment to be Bestowed in the Next World.
      • Annihilation the Portion of all Mankind.
      • Endless Misery the Portion of a Part of Mankind.
      • The Earth is to be Destroyed.
      • The Earth is Never to be Destroyed.
      • No Evil Shall Happen to the Godly.
      • Evil Does Happen to the Godly.
      • Worldly Good and Prosperity the Lot of the Godly.
      • Worldly Misery and Destitution the Lot of the Godly.
      • Worldly Prosperity a Blessing and a Reward of Righteousness.
      • Worldly Prosperity a Curse and a Bar to Future Reward.
      • The Christian Yoke is Easy.
      • The Christian Yoke is Not Easy.
      • The Fruit of God’s Spirit is Love and Gentleness.
      • The Fruit of God’s Spirit is Vengeance and Fury.
      • Prosperity and Longevity Enjoyed by the Wicked.
      • Prosperity and Longevity Denied to the Wicked.
      • Poverty is a Blessing.
      • Riches a Blessing.
      • Neither Poverty nor Riches a Blessing.
      • Wisdom a Source of Enjoyment.
      • Wisdom a Source of Vexation, Grief, and Sorrow.
      • A Good Name a Blessing.
      • A Good Name is a Curse.
      • Laughter Commended.
      • Laughter Condemned.
      • The Rod of Correction a Remedy for Foolishness.
      • There is No Remedy for Foolishness.
      • Temptation to be Desired.
      • Temptation Not to be Desired.
      • Prophecy is Sure.
      • Prophecy is Not Sure.
      • Man’s Life was to be One Hundred and Twenty Years.
      • Man’s Life is but Seventy Years.
      • Miracles a Proof of Divine Mission.
      • Miracles Not a Proof of Divine Mission.
      • Moses was a Very Meek Man.
      • Moses was a Very Cruel Man.
      • Elijah Went up to Heaven.
      • None but Christ Ever Ascended into Heaven.
      • All Scripture is Inspired.
      • Some Scripture is Not Inspired.
    • Christ is Equal with God.
    • Christ is Not Equal with God.
    • Christ Judged Men.
    • Christ Judged No Man.
    • Jesus was All Powerful.
    • Jesus was Not All Powerful.
    • The Law was Superceded by the Christian Dispensation.
    • The Law was Not Superceded by the Christian Dispensation.
    • Christ’s Mission was Peace.
    • Christ’s Mission was Not Peace.
    • Christ Received not Testimony from Man.
    • Christ Did Receive Testimony from Man.
    • Christ’s Witness of Himself is True.
    • Christ’s Witness of Himself is Not True.
    • It was Lawful for the Jews to Put Jesus to Death.
    • It was Not Lawful for the Jews to Put him to Death.
    • Children are Punished for the Sins of their Parents.
    • Children are Not Punished for the Sins of their Parents.
    • Man is Justified by Faith Alone.
    • Man is Not Justified by Faith Alone.
    • It is Impossible to Fall from Grace.
    • It is Possible to Fall from Grace.
    • No Man is Without Sin.
    • Christians are Sinless.
    • There is to be a Resurrection of the Dead.
    • There is to be no Resurrection of the Dead.
    • Reward and Punishment to be Bestowed in this World.
    • Reward and Punishment to be Bestowed in the Next World.
    • Annihilation the Portion of all Mankind.
    • Endless Misery the Portion of a Part of Mankind.
    • The Earth is to be Destroyed.
    • The Earth is Never to be Destroyed.
    • No Evil Shall Happen to the Godly.
    • Evil Does Happen to the Godly.
    • Worldly Good and Prosperity the Lot of the Godly.
    • Worldly Misery and Destitution the Lot of the Godly.
    • Worldly Prosperity a Blessing and a Reward of Righteousness.
    • Worldly Prosperity a Curse and a Bar to Future Reward.
    • The Christian Yoke is Easy.
    • The Christian Yoke is Not Easy.
    • The Fruit of God’s Spirit is Love and Gentleness.
    • The Fruit of God’s Spirit is Vengeance and Fury.
    • Prosperity and Longevity Enjoyed by the Wicked.
    • Prosperity and Longevity Denied to the Wicked.
    • Poverty is a Blessing.
    • Riches a Blessing.
    • Neither Poverty nor Riches a Blessing.
    • Wisdom a Source of Enjoyment.
    • Wisdom a Source of Vexation, Grief, and Sorrow.
    • A Good Name a Blessing.
    • A Good Name is a Curse.
    • Laughter Commended.
    • Laughter Condemned.
    • The Rod of Correction a Remedy for Foolishness.
    • There is No Remedy for Foolishness.
    • Temptation to be Desired.
    • Temptation Not to be Desired.
    • Prophecy is Sure.
    • Prophecy is Not Sure.
    • Man’s Life was to be One Hundred and Twenty Years.
    • Man’s Life is but Seventy Years.
    • Miracles a Proof of Divine Mission.
    • Miracles Not a Proof of Divine Mission.
    • Moses was a Very Meek Man.
    • Moses was a Very Cruel Man.
    • Elijah Went up to Heaven.
    • None but Christ Ever Ascended into Heaven.
    • All Scripture is Inspired.
    • Some Scripture is Not Inspired.
  • THE DEVIL.
  • SOUL FARRAGO.
  • What is, and Where is the Soul?
    • IMMORTALITY.
      • Is This Life the “Be-all and End-all?”
      • Materialism—Prof. Tyndall.
      • The Origin of Belief in the Soul.
      • “When a Man Dies what Becomes of his Soul?”
      • Some Soul Questions.
    • Is This Life the “Be-all and End-all?”
    • Materialism—Prof. Tyndall.
    • The Origin of Belief in the Soul.
    • “When a Man Dies what Becomes of his Soul?”
    • Some Soul Questions.
  • DESIGN ARGUMENT.
    • Providence.
    • First Cause.
  • THE SUNDAY QUESTION.
    • The Days of the Week.
    • One Day in Seven?
    • The Edict of Constantine.
    • Sabbath Engenders Cruelty.
    • The Puritans.
    • Sunday Should be Regarded as a day of Rest and Recreation.
    • Unconstitutionality of Sunday Laws.
    • Ben. Franklin on Connecticut Sundays.
    • A Common Sense View of the Sunday Question.
    • Everybody’s Sunday.
  • WHAT IS CIVILIZATION?
    • Industrial Influences.
    • Skepticism.
    • Science.
    • Metaphysical Method.
  • RECAPITULATION.
    • Some things Christianity has Not Done.
    • The Conflict between Christianity and Civilization.
    • The Bible Sanctions Great Crimes.
      • Wars of Extermination.
      • Polygamy.
      • The Subjection of Woman.
      • Divorce.
      • The New Testament as well as the Old, Holds Woman in Servile Bondage.
      • The Bible Sanctions Slavery.
      • The New Testament Sanctions Slavery.
      • The American Church was the Bulwark of American Slavery.
    • Wars of Extermination.
    • Polygamy.
    • The Subjection of Woman.
    • Divorce.
    • The New Testament as well as the Old, Holds Woman in Servile Bondage.
    • The Bible Sanctions Slavery.
    • The New Testament Sanctions Slavery.
    • The American Church was the Bulwark of American Slavery.
    • The Reformation.
    • Christianity Teaches Immorality.
    • Prayer is Immoral.
      • Faith in Prayer.
      • A Specimen Prayer.
      • The Boston Man’s Prayer.
      • Prayer an Echo.
    • Faith in Prayer.
    • A Specimen Prayer.
    • The Boston Man’s Prayer.
    • Prayer an Echo.
    • Other Worldliness.
    • Christianity is Intolerant.
      • Hell, Hades, Gehenna, Sheol.
      • Pictures of Hell.
    • Hell, Hades, Gehenna, Sheol.
    • Pictures of Hell.
    • The Church Opposed to Progress.
    • PROTESTANT PERSECUTIONS.
    • THE PURITANS INTOLERANT.
    • Galileo.
    • Bruno.
    • Torture.
    • The New Testament Teaches Intolerance.
    • The Inquisition in Spain, 1568.
    • The Inquisition.
    • The Church Opposed to Liberty.
    • The Bible Opposed to Liberty.
  • SECULARISM.
    • Popular Questions and Objections.
    • Orthodoxy and Liberalism Compared.
    • Infidelity.
    • The Objects of Orthodoxy and Liberalism.
  • CHRISTIANITY AND MATERIALISM COMPARED.
    • “Safest to Believe.”
    • The “Safe Side.”
    • Popular Objections to Infidelity Answered, Showing Some Mistakes of Christians.
    • “All Owing to the Bible.”
    • THE BIBLE ON TEMPERANCE.
    • The Inconsistency of Agnosticism.
    • God Responsible for the Ills Man Suffers.
    • The Idea of God Must Go.
    • Atheism.
    • Jehovah a Failure.
    • ATONEMENT.
    • Atonement for Sin, an Immoral Doctrine.
    • A MINORITY NOT A SECT.
  • INDEX
  • THE Truth Seeker Library.
  • Table of Contents
  • Colophon
    • Availability
    • Encoding
    • Revision History
    • External References
    • Corrections
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