THE DIVINE LOGOS.
the bosom of the Father ? is " He " the Friend
of publicans and sinners ? are all questions
which involve the peace, the well-being, the
salvation of mankind. But there are also
questions incidental and correlated to these,
fraught with the greatest significance to the
believer, as well as theologian. They do not
float upon the surface of the vast sea of the
God-thought or of divine revelation, but
underlie the substratum of the religious
feeling, and are interlinked to the mighty
system of faith in which towers all clear and
refreshing Christian thought.
Faith has sometimes been defined as pure
reason, the highest exercise of judgment in
the realm of truth. But even when it stands
on tiptoe it is unable to peer into the
mysteries of the unrevealed, or fathom the
deep things of God. However, predications
of the Unknown Being or state need not be
relegated to the sphere of speculation or
consigned to the ranks of agnosticism.
There is a natural tendency in all finite