CHURCH REVIEW 399
THE SOLUTION OF PROBLEMS THE DUTY
AND THE DESTINY OF MAN.
"FINALLY, brethren, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things
are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, what-
soever things are of good report; if
there be any virtue, and if there be
any praise, think on these things."
-Phil. 4: 8.
Here, in these words of St. Paul, we have set before
us a body of grand ethical problems as objects of
thought and solution. They are not, however, novel
conceptions, for in all ages, men of all conditions, have
thought and spoken of just themes. They are indeed
as old as humanity. They are a part of the common
stock of man's moral furniture. They are convictions
which have haunted the soul in every condition of life,
and in all periods of human history. What is right,
and what is wrong? What is true, and what is false?
What is pure, and what is corrupt? What is just, and
what is unjust? What is honest, and what is fraudu-
lent? These are questions, these are ideas, that have
their equivalents in all the tongues of men. They are
questions that have agitated human society from the
days of Adam, and hence they are universal in their