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The more fully they felt the infinite nature of God, the more they would seek in nature for symbols.... All the deities were regarded as manifestations of the one great Creator, the uncreated, the Father of the universe. This is expressed in the following hymn: Hail to the Lord of the lapse of time, king of gods! Thou of many names, of holy transformations, of mysterious forms. Nevertheless, as in Greece and India, so also in ancient Egypt, the symbols became in the popular mind actual gods, and the people degenerated into gross idolatry.

They changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made by corruptible man, and to birds, and to four-footed beasts, and creeping things,... " (Rom. 1:23-25) This is unfortunately the aspect in which the Egyptian Pantheon has presented itself to mankind for many centuries. 28 Chapter 2. The Ancient Mysteries Described The conception of the unity of the Godhead did not prevent the Egyptians from thinking of God as very near to them. " Every one glorifies thy goodness; mild is thy love toward us; thy tenderness surrounds our hearts; great is thy love in all the souls of men.

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