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City of God

(The). The church or whole body of believers; the kingdom of Jesus Christ, in contradistinction to the city of the World, called by John Bunyan the City of Destruction. The phrase is that o…

Cities

Cities of Refuge. Moses, at the command of God, set apart three cities on the east of Jordan, and Joshua added three others on the west, whither any person might flee for refuge who had kil…

In God We Poll?

A look at the role religion and faith play in the race to be president Related Links Campaign 2012 U.S.…

Gods

BRITONS. The gods of the ancient Britons. Taramis (the father of the gods and master of thunder), Teutates (patron of commerce and inventor of letters), Esus (god of war), Belinus (= Apollo…

God

Gothic, goth (god); German, gott. (See Alla, Adonist, Elohistic, etc.) It was Hiero, Tyrant of Syracuse, who asked Simonides the poet, “What is God?” Simonides asked to have a d…

City of Destruction

(The). This world, or rather, the world of the unconverted. Bunyan makes Christian flee from the “City of Destruction” and journey to the “Celestial City,” by which …

City of Palaces

(The). Agrippa, in the reign of Augustus, converted Rome from “a city of brick huts to one of marble palaces.” (Cf. Suetonius.) Calcutta is called the “City of Palaces.&#8…

City

(A), strictly speaking is a large town with a corporation and cathedral; but any large town is so called in ordinary speech. In the Bible it means a town having walls and gates. “The …

Love of God, Love of Man, Love of Country

by Frederick Douglass Speech on American Slavery I like radical measures, whether adopted by Abolitionists or slaveholders. I do not know but I like them better when adopted by the latter…

Sons of God

Angels, genuine Christians, or believers who are the sons of God by adoption. “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” - Romans viii. 14. Sons of G…