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The Deep Things of God

13:1Science reverses the evidence of the senses in theology, on the same principle that it does in astronomy. 3Popular theology makes God tributary to man, coming at human call; whereas the reverse is true in Science. Men must approach God reverently, doing their own work in 6obedience to divine law, if they would fulfil the intended harmony of being.

    The principle of music knows nothing of discord. God 9is harmony’s selfhood. His universal laws, His unchangeableness, are not infringed in ethics any more than in music. To Him there is no moral inharmony; as we shall 12learn, proportionately as we gain the true understanding of Deity. If God could be conscious of sin, His infinite power would straightway reduce the universe to chaos.

15    If God has any real knowledge of sin, sickness, and death, they must be eternal; since He is, in the very fibre of His being, “without beginning of years or end of 18days.” If God knows that which is not permanent, it follows that He knows something which He must learn to unknow, for the benefit of our race.

21    Such a view would bring us upon an outworn theological 14 14:1platform, which contains such planks as the divine repentance, and the belief that God must one day do His 3work over again, because it was not at first done aright.

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