Image from page 188 of "The history of the devil and the idea of evil; from the earliest times to the present day" (1899)
Authors: Carus, Paul, 1852-1919
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les and are not seems to be directed against St.Paul, who, like the Nicolaitanes, is also known for hisstrong antinomistic principles and finding no sin in eat-ing with pagans, even though the meat might have beenoffered as a sacrifice to idols.* An unpleasant denunciation of a follower of anti-nomistic, i. e., Pauline Christianity in the city of Thj^a-tira, is mentioned in chapter ii., verses 20-29, whichprobably has reference to Lydia, a seller of purple, whowas baptised by Paul (Acts xvi. 14-15). The greatpromises of the Lord offered to the faithful through Johnthe Divine, are strictly limited to the Jew Christian, tohim who keeps the law and holds fast to it till Christssecond advent (ii. 25). As a Ieward Christ, according *Rom. 14 and i Cor 8. EARLY CHRISTIANITY. 169 to John the Divines vision, allows him the great pleas-ure of destroying the Gentiles, saying: And he that overcometh and keej)eth my works (i. e., thelaw) unto the end, to him will I give the power over the nations;
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> QuiIhz htf) 5 o S u < O * s !X. <v °< X u and he shall rule them with a rod of iron : as the vessels of a pottershall they be broken to shivers; even as I received from myFather. 170 THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL. St. John believes that the judgment of the world isnear at hand. The Lamb opens the seven seals, and four CO D3 <o D n o Ws^ ]jss^t^
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