IT has been said that history is but a record of the reign, influence, and death of inadequate concepts of God: and when one remembers the significance which their thought of Deity has to a people, its relation to their moral, intellectual, and social status, their place and power, civilization and success, he begins to realize how apt and suggestive the definition is. The thought of God as the ultimate source and explanation of all things has sprung up intuitively, it would seem, in the mentality of every nation, and when shaped by inspired teachers it has grown as the race has grown: while on the other hand men have grown as their thought of God has enlarged, been ennobled, through the educational leadership of spiritual seers and prophets.
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