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Cçlcbörawn ílftçfçtwçi: ÿ Bala. (THE BALA STUDENTS' MAGAZINE.) Cyf. X. Mehefìn, 1909. Rhif 3. 3faítb: H fceünítíon anb an Uluôtratíon. By Rkv. JOHN OWEN, M.A., Bowydd, Bl. Ffestiniog. ŴHE Bible is not by any means a book of defìnitions. The X writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews, however, gives us what comes very near a definition of Faith. And what he means by faith, in a word, is that which makes the unseen real. It is that gift or power or faculty—call it what you will— which carries a man beyond the visible, and makes the invisible absolutely real to him. There are things which pass our under- standing. To say otherwise would be to make ourselves the measure of the universe. There are realities that lie beyond the scope of our vision. Our reason, our understanding, our mental vision is not the measure of things. The universe of our know- ledge is not identical with the universe of reality. If you ask me what proof I have of that, I can only reply that 1 have no proof at all; that is, I have no proof with which your reason as such can deal. For by our very supposition the realities to which I refer are beyond the line of what we can see and feel and understand. We are warned by men of science not to believe anything which we cannot prove. But, when we come to think of it, we are continually believing things which we cannot prove; and in this we are only following the good example of those who warn us not to do it. I open my text-book on Geometry, and on the first page I find these words : " The science of Geometry is called deduc- tive, because certain fundamental truths being assumed as obvi- ously true, the remaining truths of the science are deduced from them by reasoning." In other words, the science of Geometry starts to prove geometrical truths by assuming as true things