Christian Association Meeting.
The Protestant Reformation marked a change. Men began to think and reason. A division of the sects followed and every one was permitted to have a belief of his own, suited to his own needs. If he lived up to it, he fulfilled all the requirements of a religion. The same thing is true at the present day. One should put his belief to the test at times, to see if it satisfies his ideas. Religious truth is unlike all other truths. A mathematical truth is proved by a set of fixed rules. Legal or historical truths are governed only by hearsay. Religious truth, however, is proved by intellect and reasoning. Its foundation is in its appeal to our sentiment of love. It springs from the best there is in us. Our hearts and souls, alone, can satisfy us of its truth.