The article in The Post Express entitled "Prayers for...

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The article in The Post Express entitled "Prayers for Peace," has all the virtue of "orthodoxy;" still, we must not forget that the heresy of yesterday is the orthodoxy of today, and the orthodoxy of today becomes the absurdity of tomorrow, hence "orthodoxy" is not above criticism.

One would gather from the article referred to that in some way this war is part of the eternal plan. It reads, "We may properly ask that God will bring this conflict to an end as soon as peace may forward the eternal purpose." If there is any eternal plan and purpose in this war, surely God will know when that purpose has been attained, without our prayers or advice; and surely we do not wish Him to set aside His plan for ours. Furthermore, if this war is God's plan, why should we mortals try to thwart Him by our efforts for peace? If war is not God's plan, why seek to fasten the responsibility of our mortal transgressions upon the Deity and charge Him with something the very opposite to His nature?

It will be conceded that the basis of all true analysis must rest upon our conception of the nature of God, who is the center and circumference of all things; and when one contemplates the conception that some mortals have of an all-wise and loving Father, and infinitely good being, we may wonder that wars and discords ever cease. Jesus demonstrated that he knew more of the eternal plan than any one before or since his time; and under the most trying circumstances, and even when the excuse was the defense of his own person, he said in no uncertain voice, "Put up thy sword." A good many of your readers will agree with me that war, "conclusive" or "inconclusive," is no part of the divine will, but rather that it is the overflowing of mortal hatred, envy, and incapacity, and that our own "creature" is so revolting to us that we dare not father the blame, but would make it the "plan" of Him who the prophet declares is "of purer eyes than to behold evil."

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