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illustrated.1878 Excerpt: ... LECTUEE I. "The kingdom of God is
within you."--Luke xvii. 21. There is a striking contrast between
the language of early Christian hope and the sad utterances which
we sometimes hear around us to-day. To the earlier believers
Christianity was a power and Christ a real King. The Gospel was the
power of God, and Christ the destined Prince of the kings of the
earth. But now, we hear another tone. Christianity is prostrate l.
The fascination which lingered round the land of promise is
dispelled; Canaan is its name; it is a Holy Land no more. At
Bethlehem, too, the angel voices no longer sing of peace and
good-will; the freshness has vanished from Nazareth; Olivet has
lost its charm; and even Calvary is disenchanted. As we listen to
the 1 "Not only are Lourdes and Paray le Monial contemptible, but
Calvary is disenchanted. There may have been a death there, but
there never was a sacrifice. Scales have fallen from our eyes. We
see it all clearly. The creed we were brought up in is an earthly
myth; not a heavenly revelation."--Contemporary Review, vol. xxxi.
p. 710, " Future of Faith," by W. H. Mallock. B sad voices which
proclaim a heart's disappointment, we catch the echo of yet earlier
language, as two discoursed mournfully of a dead Christ: "We
trusted that it had been He which should have redeemed Israel."
This tone of despondency is in sad contrast with the visions of
Christianity. Then they saw Him in vision going forth clad in the
apparel of triumph, conquering and that He might conquer: now we
are told that the sceptre has fallen from His hand. Then the eyes
of hope and faith were fixed upon Him, who was alive for evermore:
now we seem to hang tearfully over the body of a dead Christ. What
is the reason of this change from hope (I to sadness? Has age
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