Infinite Way Writings
Weekly Passage - for week of 12/25/05
"In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus summarized the difference betweeen Judaism and his new teaching which was not yet known as Christianity but as the teaching of a radical and independent-thinking Hebrew rabbi. And what is the teaching of this man who was undoubtedly the most illumined and spiritually developed of anyone ever known, so illumined that today the world practically revolves around his teachings?
"The word Grace will reveal what it is. The law came by Moses, 'but grace and truth by Jesus Christ.' This grace and truth mean something quite different from what is meant by the law. And so for three hundred years after Jesus' ministry, there were people traveling up and down the Holy Land, crossing over into Rome and Greece, teaching and preaching not the law as set forth in the Hebrew faith, but a something new, a something startling, something different called grace and truth which gradually came to be known as the teaching of Christianity."
-- from Joel Goldsmith's "The Thunder of Silence"
Chapter 10 - Ye Have Heard it Said of Old
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