Scripture Compared with Scripture

the present, and the future, developing in geometric progression; as the past retires, the future advances. The rests in harmony correspond with silence in the Scriptures, both limiting and illimitable. But there is this essential difference: musical instruments can only be tuned to a certain pitch, whereas the Bible will never need fresh editions or corrections, but as it always has unfolded, it always will unfold, as it is necessary to meet our higher mental powers. I believe that, eventually, scientific minds will arrive at the conclusion that all the energies around us arise from the laws which regulate the life of matter, and cause the continual development of trinities from unities. Continuity everywhere adapts simple laws to wondrous workings. If we evade the belief in the development of trinities, this scheme falls to the ground. We can conceive no grander idea of the power, wisdom, and love of the Parent of the universe than that of His following out His own characteristics, knowing that at any moment, if His life-giving power were withdrawn, all would crumble into dust. Let us link with this thought these glorious promises—

"The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever."—Isa. xl. 8.

"For I am the Lord: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass."—Ezek. xii. 25.

"For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."—I Thess. ii. 13.

"Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed."—Prov. xiii. 13.

I have passed so many happy hours in comparing Scripture with Scripture, and drawing from its inexhaustible store the laws which develope the harmonies of sounds and colours, that I feel deep regret in drawing to a conclusion. Throughout the investigation the truth has ever been foremost in my mind—

"That search and ponder as we may,
While onward still we go,
Till close the night and break the day,
We can but dimly know." [T. Davies, M.A.]

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