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BT 201 •C64

WHAT THINK YE OF THE CHRIST?

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THE CHRIST?

BY

SAMUEL CLIFFORD.

LONDON
KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH & CO., I, PATERNOSTER SQUARE

1883

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THERE are two extremes of opinion relative to the descent of Jesus of Nazareth, which indicate two opposite poles of thought on the subject of Supernatural Religion.

According to one extreme, that of orthodox Christianity as expressed in the Nicene Creed, Jesus was “the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father: by whom all things were made ; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.'

While according to the other extreme, the chief apostle of which is the German naturalist, Ernst Haeckel (and which points straight to Atheism), the “Son of Man,” far from being exclusively entitled to

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