The soul is to the spiritual things of God what the mind is to the material things of God, and the great mistake that men make and have made is to attempt to learn these spiritual things with the powers of the material mind.
Belief and faith are not the same; one is of the mind, the other of the soul. One can and does change as phenomena and apparent facts change; the other, when truly possessed, never changes. For faith possessed by a soul causes all the longings and aspirations of that soul to become things of real existence; which, like the house that is built upon the solid rock, can never be shaken or destroyed.
Divinity belongs to God alone and can be possessed by others, spirits or mortals, only when He has transfused into or bestowed upon the souls of men a portion of this Divinity and to the extent thereof made them a part of Himself.
The New Birth means the flowing into the soul of a man, the Divine Love of the Father, so that that man becomes, as it were, a part of the Father in His Divinity and Immortality. When this truth comes to a man, he commences to take on himself the Divine Nature of the Father and all that part of him - that may be called the natural nature - commences to leave him, and as the Divine Love continues to grow and fill his soul, the natural love and affections for things of the earth will disappear and, as a result, he will become at-one with the Father and immortal.
Truth cannot compromise, even for the sake of peace, and error will not submit or acknowledge its untruth so long as it can get any mortal to believe in and advocate it.
And because of the great gift of free will to man, truth itself, with all the Power and Knowledge of the Father in back of it, will not compel a man to accept it against his will.