Biblical Allusions

The Wages of Sin

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Upon returning home from a trip with a salesman/evangelist, Richard’s Granny were sure some of his sins had been cleansed, “for she felt that success spelled the reward of righteousness and that failure was the wages of sin.” Granny misunderstood one of the key components of the Gospel message. ROMANS 6:1-23 explains that all human […]


With an encouraging forgiveness in his voice, Lincoln famously and powerfully ends his address: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for […]

The Almighty

Lincoln declares “The Almighty has His own purposes.” While not a direct quote from the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments are replete with this teaching. One example is God’s words through Paul in ROMANS 9 : 15-17, quoting EXODUS 33 : 19 and EXODUS 9 : 16, respectively…

A Law to Themselves


In chapter 10, Hawthorne shows Pearl “skipping, dancing, and frisking fantastically…It was as if she had been made afresh, out of new elements, and must perforce be permitted to live her own life, and be a law unto herself, without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for a crime.” The Apostle Paul assured the Romans […]

A Just God

As he approaches the dramatic conclusion to his speech, Patrick Henry proclaims, “There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations…” Both the Old and New Testaments are chock-full of word pictures that consistently describe God as just (fair). Some of the most vivid and direct can be found in Paul’s letter […]