Truth will bear the Light

We are given to regard those who proclaim views which run counter to the traditional beliefs of men as heretics and dangerous innovators. We are by nature averse to having our opinions upon cherished subjects disturbed, or subjected to a review which may weaken and perchance overturn them. But it must be admitted that individual enlightenment and the advancement of the race depend upon the renewed effort to understand those things which have come down to us from the past, and which our ancestors accepted as settled and self-evident.

There is nothing that can stand the sunlight so well as the truth, and there can be nothing so beneficial to the cause of genuine religion as to shed full upon it the sunlight of reason and research. Our views about the Bible and its contents have changed materially as a result of the scientific investigation to which it has been subjected at the hands of learned, conscientious and deeply religious men.

In the first chapter of Genesis down to the fourth verse of the second chapter, we have one account of the creation of the world, and from there on through the second chapter we have another account that completely reverses the order of creation. No matter how hard we may try by all the cunning devices known to letter-worshipers to harmonize these two narratives, we cannot succeed.

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