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to Natural religion, resulting from man's own

observations and investigations, cannot reveal to us who this God is and what his name is . Only a direct revelation from this Supreme Being himself can inform us of this . Only this revelation can give us the truth on how he made creation, what is the correct way to worship him, what his will is for us in the different periods of human history, what his purposes are, and why he has permitted sin, imperfection, selfishness and death to mar his creation and bring disunity into it . If mankind are to learn to worship in the proper, acceptable manner, there has to be a revealed religion ; and to be in perfect agreement with truth and righteousness this religion must come from the living and true God, the Supreme Intelligence and Great Architect of all creation . Since we are his creation gifted with intelligence and entirely dependent upon him for true knowledge and guidance, it is only reasonable that he would give us a revelation of his will and purpose . Every loving parent imparts reliable information and instruction to his child for its protection, safety, welfare and understanding . How much more would the Creator, from whom we draw the quality of love, do so to his intelligent creatures! This he would do in order for us to know him, understand our relationship to him, see what are his requirements of us, and faithfully fulfill our responsibilities that we might harmonize our lives with him and gain his approval . 10. To inform us on what must there be a revelation from him, and why is it reasonable to expect it?

What Has Religion Done for Mankind?  

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