Scientific Order and Law, as Traced
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Excerpt from Scientific Order and Law, as Traced by the Method of Christ and Conceived to Be the Revealed Will of GodThe assumption that Law is to be conceived as the Will of God is one that religious people ought to be ready to accept withoutMoreExcerpt from Scientific Order and Law, as Traced by the Method of Christ and Conceived to Be the Revealed Will of GodThe assumption that Law is to be conceived as the Will of God is one that religious people ought to be ready to accept without discussion- but sceptics, whilst agreeing that Law exists and can be proved to be in operation by the reason of man, would probably state that, in their opinion, it is an unproved assertion that law is the Will of God. Those who are religious believe in God, and thus it is easy for them to think of His Will as law- to the agnostic thinker the subject does not appear to be so simple- he might be willing to believe, but he demands intellectual proof, and he is not convinced that the proof he requires is to be found. The two classes of thinkers oppose each other- they cannot be brought to agree- they do not see any middle way of reconciliation- there is a dead-lock- and the result is hopeless antagonism. It is to be assumed that both parties are honest, true thinkers- and, being so, it is not to be expected that the position can be changed, unless new light is thrown upon the problems that they have so fully and carefully studied. So far as can be seen, both parties think that their foundations are secure and their superstructures safe- perhaps the admission of a possible doubt as to the foundations might do good- it is not a good sign when seekers after truth consider themselves to be infallible- or shut out from consideration other lines of thought that may be found useful.The series of books that suggest reconsideration of the problems raised by the agnostic theory of Evolution may be said to take this fresh departure- and thus foundation and superstructure are studied from a new standpoint. In the Tree of Life the Evolution theory is considered from the aspect of science, man, and revelation, and harmony discerned in the thought of The Seven Principles and the immanence of God in creation. In Christs Kingdom, the line of thought is that critics in dealing with the Scriptures fail in their efforts- they have no standard for their labours, and thus the result is anarchy: whilst a different line of study, as suggested by the Beatitudes, will indicate the way by which order may be found. In The Spirit of Truth as revealed in Law the thought is developed that throughout the Bible there is an ever-recurring order by which the Spirit reveals Christ as by a system of law, and this is conceived as His eightfold method of thought.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.