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MICHAEL FARADAY, D.C.L., Scientist, Inventor,
         Philosopher, and Author.   Some minds have a
strong bent for experiment.   They are of the type that
will receive nothing without proof, but will be for ever
probing into unknown things, and always asking "Why?"
The world is in deep debt to such minds; it possesses
many of its comforts and advantages because of their
researches.
   Scarcely an invention, a discovery, a marked advance
in any of the fields of human knowledge has been made
apart from the industrious investigation of such minds.
Michael Faraday possessed such a mind.   In his own field,
that of experimental physics, his was perhaps the acutest
and most original mind of our later times.   Yet it is not
generally known that he made a great discovery in a realm
other than that of physics.   He found there was one
spacious field where experiment was useless, a region
where the most capacious intellect must stoop to a very
humbling thing--where, childlike, it must accept what it
is told, apart from external proofs, or remain permanently
ignorant of all the truth lying within that realm.
   Faraday's biographer was so astonished at the great
scientist's simplicity in the field of inquiry concerning
man's relations with his Maker, that he wondered whether
he had erected a kind of partition in his brain, on one side
of which he kept his scientific inquiries, and on the other
his religious beliefs.
   Faraday's own explanation is worthy to be earnestly
pondered.   He says: "The ways are infinite in which man
occupies his thoughts about the fears or hopes or expecta-
tion of a future life.   I believe that the truth of that
future cannot be brought to his knowledge by any exertion
of his mental powers, however exalted they may be; that
it is made known to him by other teaching than his own,
and is received through simple belief of the testimony
given."
  What this testimony is may be known by the fact
that Faraday rejoiced in that preaching which "boldly
contended for the ancient faith that the bare death of Jesus
Christ, without a deed or thought on the part of man, is

sufficient to present the chief of sinners spotless before
God."

   When he came to die he was asked what his speculations
were as to the future, and he replied that he did not rest
on speculations, but on certainties, and quoted that grand
Scripture: "I know whom I have believed, and am per-
suaded that [H]e is able to keep that which I have committed
unto [H]im against that day"
(2 Tim. 1. 12).

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