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1/mode/1up We are told that Jesus of Nazareth was the son of a carpenter.A carpenter is a builder, and his work of building must be according to prior plan.
This destiny awaits each new member of the human race.This steadfast order can be counted upon, and the harvest confidently expected after seed-sowing.There can be no Science of Being and Existence except there be a compelling Principle.This reliance would be misplaced did any one possessing the power of choice cause a seed to produce after its own kind; for the it could be made to produce after another kind.Because principle and not choice determines result, the result can be anticipated, known before its arrival.The steadfastness of Nature must be due to a compelling Principle.
No one, past or present, makes an apple-tree grow from apple-seed though such growth can be confidently relied upon.
The Son of the carpenter was the builder of the divine character, hence the helper, mediator, revelator, and example for others; a needed stimulus in their efforts to conform to the Original Desing, unfolded to their vision by both his precept and his example.
That Original Design is, and must be, to-day what it was in the days of the Nazarene, changless throughout all future days.
The variety in Nature must be the relativity of parts in a continuous whole.
Where there is relativity there is order; where there is order there is design; where there is design there is that which compels it.
Although much of the language used reflects Gestefeld's partiality to the Christian tradition, Gestefeld's notions about reality and the Christian God are far removed from the vast majority of Christian thinkers and constitutes the basis for distancing herself from the "New Thought" movement.