thoughts of Christ
, as for instance Peace (Peace I give unto you), Perfectionism (Be ye therefore perfect), Non-resistance (Resist not evil), Anti-sabbatarianism (The Lord
of the Sabbath). So also, a prejudice against all fixed forms of worship, against the authority of human government, against every binding of the spirit into conformity with human lawall these things grew up in Garrison
's mind out of his Bible reading; as they have done in the minds of so many other men before and after him. He, himself, was not going to be bound, and never was bound, by any declaration nor by any document.
He even arrived at distrusting the Bible
itself, perceiving that the Bible
itself was often a tyrant — much as Christ
saw the tyranny of the law of Moses
All this part of Garrison
's mental activity is his true vocation.
Here he rages like a lion of Judah
By these onslaughts he is freeing people from their mental bonds: he is shaking down the palaces of Babylon
His age was the age of social experiments, and he was ever ready to take on a new one.
This hospitality to new dogmas annoyed his associates, and led, as we have seen, to revolts, schisms, and heresies in