Thomas Paine’s Examination of The Old Testament Prophecies of Christ.

A fairly substantial extract from the controversial “Age of Reason” passage examining the Old Testament prophecies concerning Christ can be found here:

http://www.deism.com/paine_essay_false_prophecies_of_jesus_1.htm

I attach this to demonstrate the dangers of an over-reliance on narrative to further spiritual ends. Paine was a profoundly religious man, though not in the orthodox sense and his critique of the Christian establishment was based around the same basic principles as Luther’s as he also felt the church was misusing its powers and was not fulfilling its stated aims.

I should add that I do not share the views of the admin of this particular site, and regard only the Paine passages themselves as being of any real value.

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