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184 PHILOSOPHY OF THE PLAN OF SALVATION.
of Christ! which none but the saints know, and even they cannot communicate !*
Allow the author to say, in closing, that it is his opinion, that, in view of the reasonings and facts presented in the preceding pages, every individual who reads the book intelligently, and who is in posbession of a sound and unprejudiced reason, will come to the conclusion, that the religion of the Bible is from God, and Divinely adapted to produce the greatest present and eternal spiritual good of the human family. And if any one should doubt its Divine origin, (which, in view of its adaptations and its effects as herein developed, would involve the absurdity of doubting whether an intelligent design had an intelligent designer,) still, be the origin of the gospel where it may, in heaven, earth, or hell, the demonstration is conclusive, that it is the only religion possible for man, in order to perfect his nature, and restore his lapsed powers to harmony and holiness.
* Thomas à Kempis endeavoured to give expression to the conscinueness of the Divine life in the soul-"Frequens Christi visitatio cum homine interno, dulcis, sermocinatio grata consolatio, muita fga," etc,