“Religion is for practical purposes in this life. It is true it lifts the clouds of despondency, and kindles the fires of hope, by pointing us to that immortality which the gospel of Christ reveals; but its legitimate office is to map out for us the ‘way of life.’ It warns us of the quagmires of sin, because in sinning we must suffer, and beckons us along the flowery paths of righteousness, because they will lead us beside the still waters of joy, where our souls may repose in undistrubed peace and heavenly rest.
The ‘law” was given to man for this purpose. It deprives us of no real pleasure or gratification, and is the outcome of Infinite Love, conceived by Infinite Wisdom for our best good.”
–Rev. W.S. Goodell