In a public report, Herbert Knox Smith.
The Science which answers, so far as our human apprehension can go, the question of the ages and shows man his relation to God and the universe, is so vast a subject that different standpoints signify no more in the general understanding of it than views of the sun from different parts of the earth's surface to a comprehension of that luminary.
I have just received a letter from a ministerial friend in our church, of the very highest standing and largest influences.
St Paul tells us that "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places;" in other words, against the works of the devil, the evil mind, "mortal mind" in its various phases or segregations, such as hypnotism, animal magnetism, malice, doubt, fear, discouragement, disease, and various other members of evil's brood.
Growth in spirituality is the slow undoing of the wrong that has been slowly done.
The crest and crowning of all good,Life's final star is brotherhood:For it will bring again to earthHer long-lost poesy and mirth;Will send new light on every face,A kindly power upon the race,And till it come, we men are slaves,And travel downward to the dust of graves.