Kingsley Hall Address
is an indefinable mysterious power that pervades everything. I feel
it, though I do not see it. It is this unseen power which makes
itself felt and yet defies all proof because it is so unlike all
that I perceive through my senses. It transcends the senses."
"But it is possible
to reason out the existence of God to an [unintelligible] exchange. Even in
ordinary affairs we know that people do not know who rules, or why, and how he
rules. And yet they know that there is a power that certainly rules."
"That law then
which governs all life is God. Law and the Lawgiver are one. I may not deny
the law or the Lawgiver because I know so little about it or him, just as my
denial or ignorance of the existence of an earthly power will avail me nothing."
"Even so, my denial of
God and his law will not liberate me from its operation. Whereas, humble and mute acceptance of divine authority makes life’s journey
easier even as the acceptance of earthly rule makes life under it easier."
"I do dimly
perceive that whilst everything around me is ever dying, ever guiding, there
is underlying all that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all
together; that creates, dissolves, and recreates. That informing power of
spirit is God. And since nothing else that I see merely through the senses can
or will persist, he alone is."
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