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Spectacles

By Tertullian

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Book Id: WPLBN0000134775
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Spectacles  
Author: Tertullian
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Tertullian,. (n.d.). Spectacles. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.net/


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Learn, O you servants of God who are just now entering upon His service, and you who have already solemnly sworn allegiance to Him recall what principle of faith, what reason inherent in truth, what rule in our way of life forbid, along with the other errors of the world, also the pleasures of the spectacles, lest by ignorance or self-deception anyone fall into sin. (2) For so strong is the appeal of pleasure that it can bring about a prolongation of ignorance with a resulting facility for sin, or a perversion of conscience leading to self-deception. (3) In addition, some may perhaps be allured to either error by the opinions of the heathens who commonly use the following arguments against us in this matter: such comforting and merely external pleasures of the eyes and ears are not opposed to religion which is founded in man's mind and conscience; neither is God offended by a man's enjoying himself, nor is taking delight in such enjoyment in its proper time and place a sin as long as the fear of God and God's honor remain unimpaired. (4) But this is precisely what we intend to prove: that these things are not compatible with true religion and true obedience to the true God.

Table of Contents
· CHAPTER 1 · CHAPTER 2 · CHAPTER 3 · CHAPTER 4 · CHAPTER 5 · CHAPTER 6 · CHAPTER 7 · CHAPTER 8 · CHAPTER 9 · CHAPTER 10 · CHAPTER 11 · CHAPTER 12 · CHAPTER 13 · CHAPTER 14 · CHAPTER 15 · CHAPTER 16 · CHAPTER 17 · CHAPTER 18 · CHAPTER 19 · CHAPTER 20 · CHAPTER 21 · CHAPTER 22 · CHAPTER 23 · CHAPTER 24 · CHAPTER 25 · CHAPTER 26 · CHAPTER 27 · CHAPTER 28 · CHAPTER 29 · CHAPTER 30

 

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