One of my favorite works of literature is I Claudius and the sequel, Claudius the God. In I Claudius, Robert Graves has Augustus pondering this upon learning that the Senate has voted to make him a god:
The Senate voted today to make me a god in Palmyra. There will be a little statue to me in the temple and people will bring offerings to me, ask me to bring rain or cure their father's gout. Tell me, Livia. If I'm a god, even in Palymra, how do I cure gout?
God Desired and Was Pleased With the One Sacrifice of Jesus - There is one sacrifice for sins that God was pleased with. It was, of course, the sacrifice of Christ, through which our sins were not only "covered," but ...
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