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GOLDEIvT ETJLE. GODS AJST) MAN'S EELIGIOSf. BT BEV. B. T. BOBEBTS. . TEUE religion must have God for its author. God never changes. He always has been, and always will be, infinitely perfect. Eeligion, from re—intensive—and ligo—to bind, uDites the soul to God. It is an experience, and not a theory only—a state of the heart from which obedience to all the divine commands results—rather than an action or a series of actions. There can, be then, but one true religion. It is the same in substance in all ages.— Enoch, under the Patriarchal dispensation, walked with God—the saints who live under the dispensation of the Holy Ghost can do so now—and God requires no less. Job was a perfect and an upright man, one that fearid God and eschewed evil;—Paul was ill that and no more. There are, then, but two religions in the world—God's and man's. There are many varieties, but all may be classified under two general heads. Man's religion generally claims to 1» of Divine origin. No variety is more evidently of the earth than idolatry. Yet the town clerk of Ephesus, fcut expressed the common sentiment of his city when he said, " Ye men of :M:-A.-2-, ises. «-•-• . Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth' not that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper ofthe great goddess Diana,, and or the image which fell down from Jupiter" Mohammed claimed that his revelations were given by the angel Gabriel. Joe Smith obtained his from golden plates; and Andrew Jackson Davis, the apostle of spiritism, claims to have been " put," through spirit agency, " in possession of all knowledge, past, present, and to come." It does not follow that, because the doctrines which one believes aud the rites which he observes were of Divine origin, that his religion is from God. His doctrines may be heavenly, and his religion and his conduct earthly.— Paul •writing of the Jews said, For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, or religion, and going about to establish their own righteousness, or religion, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. Ihey belonged to the church that God established—they had religion, but it was t/ieir own—a religion of self-will, of fiery zeal, of unsanctified ambition.. If these Israelites were mistaken, if many professed Christians who have prophesied in the name of Jesus, and in " His name cast out devils, and done

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