By John Locke

John Locke used to be a seventeenth century English thinker who used to be probably the most vital figures within the Enlightenment Age. In Locke's ebook The Reasonableness of Christianity, As brought within the Scriptures, he argues that the Bible is in contract with human cause.

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The Reasonableness of Christianity, as Delivered in the Scriptures

John Locke was once a seventeenth century English thinker who was once probably the most vital figures within the Enlightenment Age. In Locke's e-book The Reasonableness of Christianity, As brought within the Scriptures, he argues that the Bible is in contract with human cause.

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Acts 17:2-4. At Thessalonica, Paul, as his manner was, went into the synagogue, and three sabbath days reasoned with the Jews out of the Scriptures, opening and alleging that the Messiah must needs have suffered and risen again from the dead, and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is the Messiah. And some of them believed and consorted with Paul and Silas: but the Jews which believed not, set the city in an uproar. Can there be anything plainer than that the assenting to this proposition, that Jesus was the Messiah, was that which distinguished the believers from the un­ believers?

This shows that paradise was a place of bliss as well as immortality, without drudgery and without sorrow. But when man was turned out, he was exposed to the toil, anxieties, and frailties of this mortal life, which TH E REA SON A BLEN ESS O F CH R ISTIA N ITY 5 should end in the dust out of which he was made and to which he should return and then have no more life or sense than the dust had, out of which he was made. 6. As Adam was turned out of paradise, so all his posterity were born out of it, out of reach of the tree of life— all, like their father Adam, in a state of mor­ tality, void of the tranquillity and bliss of paradise.

As we may see in this account of him, Acts 18:27, that “when he was come into Achaia, he helped the brethren much, who had believed through grace. ” 50. St. Paul, in the account he gives of himself before Festus and Agrippa, professes this alone to be the doctrine he taught after his conversion; for, says he, Acts 26:22, Having obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come—that the Messiah should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead and should show light unto the people and to the Gentiles.

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