To you who are perplexed and of doubtful mind, then,...

To you who are perplexed and of doubtful mind, then, in these days of conflict and uncertainty, I say,—Try what trusting to the Living Soul will do; try whether God will not speak to you there. Do what prophets and psalmists did; do what Jesus and the Apostles did: Believe in God, the Living God, for yourself. Try all doctrines by the touchstone of pure thought, devout feeling, and religious trust. Believe nothing on any outward authority, but compel all to submit to the test of reason, conscience, and love. Believe only because you feel, approve, and know; believe like happy children, not like submissive slaves. So shall you be truly free; and, within yourself, you will have the witness that what you hold by is from God.

J. Page Hopps.

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Is there an Easier Way?
November 2, 1899

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