Christian Science textbook, large type edition, by Rolf
A. F. Witzsche
Science and Health with Key the Scriptures,
2 - - Atonement and Eucharist
The accusations of the Pharisees were as self-contradictory
as their religion. The bigot, the debauchee,
the hypocrite, called Jesus a glutton
and a wine-bibber. They said: "He casteth out devils
through Beelzebub," and is the "friend of publicans and
sinners." The latter accusation was true, but not in their
meaning. Jesus was no ascetic. He did not fast as did
the Baptist's disciples; yet there never lived a man so far
removed from appetites and passions as the Nazarene.
He rebuked sinners pointedly and unflinchingly, because
he was their friend; hence the cup he drank.
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