It seems that history still repeats itself, and that intolerance...

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It seems that history still repeats itself, and that intolerance still holds human thought and causes it harshly to condemn anything that seems to differ from preconceived ideas, and see in it only that which is evil, regardless of evidence and positive proof to the contrary. When Christ Jesus was doing his wonderful redemptive work, and had just accomplished the remarkable healing of a blind man, the accepted and orthodox theologians of that day bitterly attacked him, and declared his work to be of the devil.

This account is given in Matthew: "But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: and if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you."

May 15, 1920

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