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[192] kingdom of God in the sense of a life in Heaven above, we ought to take it, as its speaker means it, in the sense of the reign of saints, a renovated and perfected human society on earth,--the ideal society of the future. In the life of such a society, in the life from above, the life born of inspiration or the spirit--in that life elevation and beauty are not everything; but they are much, and they are indispensable. Humanity cannot reach its ideal while it lacks them, “Except a man be born from above, he cannot have part in the society of the future.”

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