Excerpt from The Dictum of Reason on Man's Immortality, or Divine Voices Outside of the Bible
We are so made that, when we are normal, ' our Reason rules us: hence, so far as we are concerned, the Bible needs the endorsement of our reason before it can become a practical force; A Bible contrary to reason would be a rejected Book in the human world.
The Dictum of Reason: That is one of the greatest powers known to humanity. Let no man despise Reason, for God does not. When he would win the faith of man, he appeals to it. Come and let us reason together saith the Lord. When reason speaks without bias, and according to the facts which it cognizes and collates, its deductions are none other than the voice of God, from which there is no appeal. As men, we were created in the image of God; and in nothing do we see more of God's image than in that faculty which we call reason.
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