The principle of common sense, or the natural light which all men possess, is from the Divine Logos, or Word, the emanative sphere of the Divine Intellect. It has been variously denominated by different philosophers as instinct, intuition, feeling, belief, faith, inspiration, and revelation. … Faith is more than an intellectual belief. It is a mode of knowing. In its highest degree it is an intuition, an interior perception. … Whatever we feel to be true, we are compelled to believe. In this way we gain a knowledge of what is unattainable by sense. Thus, faith becomes the highest mode of knowledge. It is the “substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
But by faith, we must always bear in mind, is not meant a cold, intellectual apprehension of the truth, but a feeling of the truth. This interior light, call it what you will,–common sense, the light of nature, instinct, intuition, impression, faith, the Divine Word that came to the prophets, a revelation, an inspiration, or even the Holy Spirit,–is the highest authority within us, and the divinest light for human guidance. … It is oftentimes, if we understood it aright, a prescription written by the finger of the Deity within us.
The revelation which we have in the depths of our own nature–the light and life of the eternal Word there–never grows old, and it is always there to be questioned according to our spiritual needs, and to be sought unto for guidance.
There is in the … inmost recesses, of all souls a region where a Divine Word will respond to our sincere craving for truth, and where Divine secrets hidden from the senses will be revealed to us.
– Warren Felt Evans, The Divine Law of Cure, 1885
The WORD existed in the beginning,
and the WORD was with God,
and the WORD was God.
He was present with God at the beginning.
All came into existence by means of Him;
and nothing came into existence apart from Him.
That which originated in Him was Life;
and the Life was the Light of mankind.
That Light shines in the darkness;
but the darkness did not absorb it.
John 1: 1-5
The real Light was that which enlightens every man coming into the world.
Whosoever welcomed Him,
believing in His power,
He bestowed upon them the right to become children of God.
The New Testament in Modern English, Fourth Edition, 1906
Translated from the Greek by Ferrar Fenton