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Theological Truth.

Theological Truth.

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BY EDWARD TATHAM D. D.

THUS the prize of theologic science cannot
be won, without much labour in the
race, and even when the prize of faith is
won, and " we have the witness in ourselves,"^
though the truths of rehgion in their value,
duration, and object transcend all other
truth ; yet are their evidences more compli-
cate and various, than those of any other
science.
BY EDWARD TATHAM D. D.

THUS the prize of theologic science cannot
be won, without much labour in the
race, and even when the prize of faith is
won, and " we have the witness in ourselves,"^
though the truths of rehgion in their value,
duration, and object transcend all other
truth ; yet are their evidences more compli-
cate and various, than those of any other
science.

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THEOLOGICAL TRUTH. BY EDWARD TATHAM D. D.THUS the prize of theologic science cannot be won, without much labour in the race, and even when the prize of faith is won, and " we have the witness in ourselves,"^ though the truths of rehgion in their value, duration, and object transcend all other truth ; yet are their evidences more compli-cate and various, than those of any other science. And thus faith is compelled to stoop from divine, to human testimony ; and what is abstractedly the highest truth, seems often to human wisdom comparatively " foolishness.'" Derived into the human understanding, through such a various and complex train of reasoning, when viewed in its mere logical proportions, it is not only different from all others, but secondary and inferior in force and evidence. Its
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268 THE CHART AND SCALE objects are not only removed from the appre-hension of sense, but are many of them placed beyond the comprehension of intel-lect. Though its moral evidence be strong and convincing, that evidence is not alone sufficient to support its claims. The scenes, in which its external evidences were displayed to men, on which its historical authority mainly rests, have been removed for many ages. However divine and infallible in itself, the testimony of God is conveyed through the channel of human tradition, and left dependent on the fallible support of human testimony ; whilst the substance of this truth, as recorded and conveyed to us, becomes the theme of diverse and difficult in-terpretation. Thus by a useful monition to our present imperfections and our future hopes, the sublime contemplation of theology should convince the student, that this life does not admit of an entire survey of these heavenly phenomena ; that, in this sublunary path, we
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should walk by faith, not by sight, and that even the eye of faith, by which things are spiritually discerned, can now only view in part, and " through a glass darkly \' that OF TRUTH. 269 numberless truths are reposed in the Divine Mind, which remain for future ages to de-velop, and that, when divested of this mortal body, and removed from scenes material, to climates under a brighter sun, we may advance, by perpetual approaches towards Him, who, though now pavilioned in clouds and darkness, will then " be glorified in his saints, and admired in all that believe/'
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