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ftan of tht Ages.
Reje<5is the dogmas of to-day,
Tanght by janing seels and schools,
Fettering reason with their rules,
May MW& avd know Thee as Thou a-t>
Our place with Thee, and then the psrt
\Ye play in this stupendous plan,
Creator Infinite, and man.
Uplifts the veil, revealing quite
To those who walk in heavtcTs light
The glorious mystery of His throne
Hidden from ages, now made known.
Such a blessing is now coming to the world through the unfolding of the divine purpose and the opening of the divine Word, of which blessing and revealing this volume we trust is a part.
Those who will turn away from the mere speculations of men, and devote time to searching the Scriptures, not ex- cluding reason, which God invites us to use (Isa. i : 18), will find that a blessed bow of promise spans the heavens. It is a mistake to suppose that those without faith, and consequent justification, should be able to apprehend clearly the truth : it is not for such* The Psalmist says, " Light [truth] is sown for the righteous." (Psa. 97 : n.) For the child of God a lamp is provided whose light dispels from his pathway much of the darkness. " Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto rny path." (Psa. 119 : 105.) But it is only " the path of the just " that " is as the shin- ing light, that shineth more and more unto the perfeft day." (Prov. 4:18.) Aftually, there is none just, " none righteous, no, not one" (Rom. 3 : 10) j the class referred to is "justified by faith." It is the privilege. only of this class to walk in the pathway that shines more and more to see not only the present unfoldings of God's plan, but also things to come. While it is true that the path of each individual believer is a shining one, yet the special applica-