Excerpt from Spiritual Apprehension: Sermons and Papers
The sermons and articles contained in this volume form a somewhat miscellaneous collection, but their general object is to promote that inward action towards things invisible and visible which I have sought to indicate by the title Spiritual Apprehension. In the expressly theological por tion which is placed first, I have advocated the principle that our. Spiritual faculties, which may be summed up in faith and hope and love, have by the Creator's appointment the chief authority in our nature, and that by these we are intended to have a real knowledge of the incomprehensible Being who awakens and attracts them. I have pointed out that these spiritual faculties assert their dominion irresistibly in human life, and that the intellect, which claims to be supreme and to govern, finds itself bafﬂed and confounded in ways that surprise it. And I have inferred from these facts that we do rightly and wisely in yielding ourselves to the lead of the spirit, and that the understanding has to follow and serve the spirit as best it can.
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