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Controversial then and now

Posted By Ray Ortlund On February 8, 2013 @ 8:55 AM In Uncategorized | No Comments


You shall have no other gods before me.  Exodus 20:3

I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  John 14:6

“This intolerant claim to exclusive worship is something unique in the history of religion, for in antiquity the cults [the various centers of worship] were on easy terms with one another and left devotees a free hand to ensure a blessing for themselves from other gods as well.”

Gerhard von Rad, Old Testament Theology (New York, 1962), I:208.

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