The Open Secret; A Study of Life's Deeper Forces

The Open Secret; A Study of Life's Deeper Forces

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...wondrously are they transformed! Matter is no longer a wall, barring us from God. It is the ever-changing, scintillant moving-picture that shows that he is here; and all the brave spectacles and captivating forms of beauteous nature are but dye and lace-work in those glorious draperies by which the Invisible One makes himself visible to our eyes. The laws of the world do not prove God's absence, but rather that his steady will maintains its customary habits. When we trace the seamless webs of evolution from the first filmy mistiness of the gathering nebula up to the "sea and continent girdled globe," we are but tracing the process by which the Unseen One weaves, thread by thread, "the garment we see him by." In flashing sun he throws out some sparkle of his glory, in thunder and earthquake some dim semblance of his power. And so, as we follow up the process of gradual development, watching it climb by insensible gradations, first to the primal life cell and from that through higher and higher vegetal and animal species up to man, we but track the steps by which God further unfolds his divine attributes and moulds, feature after feature, his mask of clay. Thus, we never need to fear that God forgets his children or is deaf to their cry or answers not their supplications. For however necessarily connected with its natural antecedent any event is and however unchanged by our prayer it may be, it is God's direct doing; and, therefore, the devout heart must serenely accept it as the Divine answer and the good answer to the petition. However naturally and historically the truth may come to us, it should be reverently adopted as God's own speech and revelation. The infinitude of God is not that which removes him from us to a mist remoteness, but that...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672348
  • 9781236672346