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The doctrine of man's deadness,so far from diminishing, strengthens and renders more profound the sense of sin. 3. It may seem unnatural to speak of a conscious existence as a state of death. But what is affirmed is, that a sensational existence, such as ours, is not the Life of MAN; that a consciousness of physical life does itself imply a deadness. The affirmations—that we are living men, and that man has not true and absolute Life-—are not opposed. Life is a relative term. Our possession of a conscious life in relation to the things that we feel around us is itself the evidence of Man's defect of Life in a higher and truer sense.
Rightness of action, being ever one, absolutely unchanging except in form, would appear, if not understood. 40 OF THE LAWS OF NATURE. [ B . T. as an inert necessity. If invariableness implied passiveness, then God himself must be inert, who changes not. Man's deadness and disharmony from nature, which cause him to be variable, selfindulgent, and a transgressor of law, make him believe the fulfilling of law, which he everywhere perceives around him, to be a dead necessity. "* The fact of love becomes the phenomenon to us of an inert necessity.
We feel that we are in relation with a world that is not inert or dead. Science, in presenting nature as inert, crushes our instincts, baffles our deepest convictions. Man we would willingly grant to be in a dead, lifeless state; but not the universe. It is too full of glory and of beauty—a beauty that is to us sacred, that we cannot but call holy. Nature is bound to us by ties so deep and tender, it is so high above us, stirs us with influences so mysterious, speaks to us in words so moving, sympathizes with us so truly, chides us so gently, so fervently inspires, or sternly warns, holds out to us for ever so bright a pattern, it cannot be the slave of a mere dead necessity.