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THIS word, together with many others, although often misapplied, is frequently applied very properly in the present day. When intended to signify the doctrine of God our Savior, it is used very erroneously; but when it is made use of in reference to the science taught in modern religious schools, it is certainly appropriate. The word is derived from theos, a heathen deity, and therefore strictly means the doctrine of deities. Deity is derived from Deus, the name of a heathen imaginary superhuman ruler. God, Jehovah or Lord, signifies the Most High, besides whom there is no God, and these are bible words.

New Vernon, N.Y.,
March 15, 1847

Elder Gilbert Beebe
Editorials Volume 2
Pages 763 – 764