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these other features, we should do what the Father Himself has done, commit
all judgment into the hands of Christ.  This judgment demands more than any
mortal can bring, to be according to truth:
'For when the Gentiles which have not the law, do by nature the things
contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto
themselves: which shew the work of the law written in their hearts,
their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the meanwhile
accusing or else excusing one another' (Rom. 2:14,15).
Nothing of all this that is written in the Scriptures permits this
knowledge to alter the presentation of the Gospel to those who have the
privilege of hearing, nor the heavy responsibility resting upon those who,
having heard, do not believe.  We cannot take shelter behind the mercy of God
to those indicated in Romans 2, for we range rather with Israel, who have
heard, 'Have they not heard?  Yea verily' (Rom. 10:18):
'The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.  But if thine eye be evil, thy
whole body shall be full of darkness.  If therefore the light that is
in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness?' (Matt. 6:22,23).
In other words to revert to our figure of a pair of scales.  If we
cheat by manipulating the balances and substitute fifteen ounces for a pound,
the index on our scales will endorse the deception and cheat the customer.
Conscience cannot take the place of the revealed will of God as made known in
the Scriptures.
See article Reckoning7.
Creation.  At first, when thinking of a doctrinal analysis, the question of
creation, as set forth in Genesis 1, may appear to be a subject a little
outside its scope, and indeed into the question of evolution and the modern
scientific attitude we do not purpose to enter.  It is evident, however, that
if we have no Creator, or Maker as Job so often calls Him, we are responsible
to no higher power than to man.  If we are not responsible to any power other
than that of man, we may transgress man -made laws, and be subjected to man -
made penalties, but we cannot Sin, for sin is the transgression of the law
(of God) (1 John 3:4).  Any system of teaching, therefore, that eliminates
the Creator, robs the creature of the moral law, with all its hideous
consequences.  Romans 1:19 -25 shows the place this creation occupies in its
witness to the uncorruptible God and the dire consequences that follow the
worshipping of the creature more than the Creator.  Further, if there be no
original creation of heaven and earth, then the creation of a new heaven and
new earth ceases to be a possible or rational goal.  In addition, the
doctrine of Colossians 3:10, 'The new man which is renewed in knowledge after
the image of Him that created Him' is emptied of its meaning.  He who sets
aside the man Adam in Genesis 3, sets aside the Second Man, the last Adam of
1 Corinthians 15, and in so doing leaves the world with the pessimistic and
fatalistic slogan, 'Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die'.  Contrary to
frequent misquotation, such cannot add the words 'and be merry'!  Without a
Creator, there is nothing left but an unrelieved and unilluminated
conclusion, 'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity'.  (See booklet,
Creation, The New.  As a spiritual extension of the creation of a new heaven
and a new earth, the apostle speaks of a new creature, a new creation, as a