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Hidden from the Prudent

The 7th William Penn Lecture, May 8, 1921

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Author: Paul Jones
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,417 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 279
Added to site: 2007.12.30
mnybks.net#: 19542
Genre: Essays
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ssage with a ready gladness. That this was God's world about which He cared and in which men were His children and could live as such, was immediately a liberating idea. It freed them from the tyranny of the current ecclesiastical establishment; it eliminated the significance of the Roman yoke. What mattered it what the emperor or governor did? They stood or fell by God's judgment. It killed the envy of the rich or privileged, for did not they have just as much worth before their common Father? And they found not just a nation but a world of brothers.

My second point is, I suppose, in a sense, but a development of the first one; but it has such significance that it deserves separate emphasis. It is that this is man's world, as well as God's, or we might say, because it is God's. Because it is God's world, it is the scene of great possibilities for the individual man and for the whole social group. The best is possible at any moment and for every person, and God sees us in the light of what we may be. T

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