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#467000 - 12/27/11 07:35 AM Re: A Hypothetical and Speculative Question [Re: One Man Army]
Bet'phage Offline


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Charles G. Finney (19th century Presbyterian revivialist) has a great description of "the sinner" marching up to heaven and slicing God's throat and assuming his throne. I'll try to find it.
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#467002 - 12/27/11 07:57 AM Re: A Hypothetical and Speculative Question [Re: Bet'phage]
Bet'phage Offline


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Found it.

This was reported by one of the recorders of Finney's sermon. It created no small stir among his detractors.

"[A]fter describing the language of the redeemed in heaven as being 'Not unto us, but unto thy name be the glory,'" burst out with the following objectionable language: "We shall see the Restorationists come smoking and fuming out of hell to the gates of heaven, which being opened, they will say, [...] Stand away, you old saints of God! We have paid our own debt! We have a better right here than you! And you too, Jesus Christ, stand one side! Get out of our way! No thanks to you, our being here: we came here on our merits.' . . . Why, sinner, I tell you, if you could climb to heaven, you would hurl God from his throne! Yes, hurl God from his throne! Oh, yes, if you could but get there, you would cut God's throat! Yes, you would cut God's throat!"

Source:
http://www.eaec.org/faithhallfame/charlesfinney.htm#N_10_
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#467013 - 12/27/11 12:42 PM Re: A Hypothetical and Speculative Question [Re: Bet'phage]
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Right. So, I'm perfectly happy to say that gods exist, on some definitions of "gods". And I'm happy to say the monotheistic God exists, on some definitions of "God". Not on others.

For some definitions on which I say God or gods don't exist, it wouldn't affect my Satanism one way or another. On other definitions, it may.

By which I mean, it would not change what I am. But it might change how I express myself.


Edited by reprobate (12/27/11 03:43 PM)
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#467072 - 12/28/11 01:07 PM Re: A Hypothetical and Speculative Question [Re: reprobate]
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Touché! smile

Not one of my most notable threads. I swear there was a point, but it escapes me now.
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