Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Spurious Seed

In the second century, a Christian by the name of Athenagoras wrote a treatise on the resurrection. The treatise opens with some comments that are reminiscent of the modern world and its attempts at dismissing Jesus' resurrection:

"By the side of every opinion and doctrine which agrees with the truth of things, there springs up some falsehood; and it does so, not because it takes its rise naturally from some fundamental principle, or from some cause peculiar to the matter in hand, but because it is invented on purpose by men who set a value on the spurious seed, for its tendency to corrupt the truth." (On The Resurrection Of The Dead, 1)

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