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  • Let us rather read the Epistles and Gospels.
  • The book was the Gospel, and the white thing with the lamp inside was a human skull with its cavities and teeth.

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  • A skull, a coffin, the Gospel—it seemed to him that he had expected all this and even more.
  • After reading the first words of the Gospel: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God," Pierre went round the table and saw a large open box filled with something.
  • I write all this to you, dear friend, only to convince you of the Gospel truth which has become for me a principle of life: not a single hair of our heads will fall without His will.
  • He remembered that he had now a new source of happiness and that this happiness had something to do with the Gospels.
  • "You know," said Natasha, "you have read the Gospels a great deal—there is a passage in them that just fits Sonya."
  • Though Countess Mary told Natasha that those words in the Gospel must be understood differently, yet looking at Sonya she agreed with Natasha’s explanation.
  • The Gospels.
  • A Gospel Society!

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  • She consulted a Russian priest as to the possibility of divorce and remarriage during a husband’s lifetime, and the priest told her that it was impossible, and to her delight showed her a text in the Gospel which (as it seemed to him) plainly forbids remarriage while the husband is alive.
  • And I awoke and found in my mind the text from the Gospel: "The life was the light of men.

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as in: a gospel song Define
the religious teachings of Jesus or: one of the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that Christian's believe tell the story of Jesus Christ's life and teachings or: a type of vocal music that originated in African-American churches in the United States
as in: they consider it gospel Define
a set of beliefs firmly held by a group or: an unquestionable truth
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