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So God created man in His image. In the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. — Genesis.

IN the material world, thought has brought to light with great rapidity many useful wonders. With like rapidity have thought's swift pinions been rising towards the realm of the real, to the spiritual cause of those lower things that give impulse to inquiry. The idea of a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is yielding slowly to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from matter to Mind as the cause of every effect. Materialistic philosophy challenges both physics and metaphysics to meet in final combat. In this revolutionary period, like the shepherd-boy with his sling, woman goes forth to battle with Goliath.

Plato, Spinoza, Kant discerned not the Science of Being. Their so-called metaphysical systems are pantheistic and pandemoniac. They are reeds shaken by the wind. From first to last the unity of good and evil was the philosophy of the serpent. Jesus' demonstrations separated the chaff from the wheat. This unfolded the reality and unity of Good, and the unreality of evil. Philosophy makes God man-like; Science makes man God-like; the first is error, the last is Truth.