Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, 1903, Vol. 65
But it is further taught in this brief statement that it is folly to pay homage to the sun, the stars, to beasts or imitations of objects of nature, because all is created by the order of an intelligent Being far above and superior to all that has been created. Why not worship the Creator, instead of the creature? And everywhere, where this account of creation is accepted as true, divine worship is directed toward the tiue Godhead. Did ever a mere human sentence produce such an effect upon human history?
Then it is very clear that the author of the Mosaic account, even if he was not aware of all that modern science knows, or claims to know about the universe, yet stated the absolute truth in all the matters of Which he spoke. And it ought to be clear that he could not have obtained his information from contemporary human sources.
In Genesis the universe is not brought into existence instantaneously. There is a gradual unfolding, from the day the natural forces are set in motion until the earth is completed and made fit to be a human habitation. The entire narrative is in harmony with the most modern ideas on this subject. We see in this venerable account brought before our view, first the simplest forms of matter, all in apparent confusion, then the gradual arrangement into suitable abodes for living beings, and. Then these living beings rising higher and higher in the scale. And finally man is introduced, as the image of the Creator, the ruler of all the creatures upon the earth.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This 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.show more