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which is known to theologians as the doctrine of the atonement. No definition is sufficient. It is beyond words. It is the crowning act of the human life of God. It is the unsearchable glory of divine self-sacrifice.
In these dark days that follow the dark war. we see from the valley of vision the light of the cross on the hill. If God could not suffer he would be far from man. Christ giving himself for the world is the wisdom, power, and love of the Eternal to everyone that believeth.
HENRY VAN DYKE.
AVALON, December 8, 1920.
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