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Augustus, Herod, and the Innocents

Editor’s note:  The following is excerpted from Giovanni Papini’s The Life of Christ.  While Papini’s interpretations of Scripture are sometimes questionable or even false, and  though he is given to intellectual musings

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Mediators

Not long after I started practicing law, I was reading in Colossians and came to three passages referring to Christ as a mediator. Hebrews 12:24 (NLT) – “You have come to Jesus,

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The Ingrate and the Heretic

Our Sages teach: Why do the Scriptures exact such retribution from ingrates?   Because ingratitude is a semblance of the denial of God.  And one who denies belief in God is, in essence, an ingrate. 

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