Excerpt from The Resurrection of the Body: Does the Bible Teach It?
Men inhale their beliefs from the atmosphere which hap pens to surround them. This is true in every department of thought, e. G., politics, art, religion. Were Christians asked to-day for the reasons of their... belief in the r1s1ng again of the body deposited in the grave, the many (did they answer truly) could only reply, We inhaled it. They did not reach it by thorough, independent, untrammeled investigation. The following 1nqu1ry seeks to sift the mat ter to the bottom. Scripture is taken as guide. Scripture is found to teach a wholly other arac'ras - nsmg - from that which has been so generally inhaled, but yet is so diffi cult for the thinker of to-day, even helped by Christian faith, to adopt. A real rising is taught in the Scriptures, but a rising not draw1ng heavily_on faith (as the inhaled tenet), in no way repugnant to reason, in complete harmony (in the direct line, in fact,) with the advanced scientific thought of the day.
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