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The Difference between Christian and Non-Christian Religion (Part 1)

Continuing on (this answer is very long and will come in a few installments)…

quod est discrimen inter Religionem Christianam et Ethnicam?

RELIGIO Ethnica est sine certo Dei verbo, & sine vera in Christum fide vagantem, loco unius veri Dei varia & commenticia numina & idola multiplicia colere ceremoniis & operibus ac sacrificiis humano arbitrio electis, quibus peccata sua compensari, & Deos sibi placatos & propitios reddi, & velut emi ab illis bona fingunt.

What is the difference between Christian and gentile1 religion?

Gentile religion is to worship, wandering without the certain word of God and without true faith in Christ, various and invented divinities and numerous idols in place of the one true God, with ceremonies and works and sacrifices chosen by human judgment, by means of which they pretend that their sins are offset and that the gods are reconciled and made gracious to them and that good things are purchased from them.

  1. That is, non-Christian.

By E.J. Hutchinson

E.J. Hutchinson is Assistant Professor of Classics at Hillsdale College.

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