Chapter 4 - The Mission of Moses - p.73
Repetition of Principles
Having now gathered up in the briefest possible fashion the general gist of the history of the Patriarchs, we must pass on to the mission of Moses. And here let me impress upon the reader that the Bible repeats its few grand principles over and over again, only with greater detail as it proceeds, so that we shall find precisely the same principles involved in the history of the march of Israel into Canaan as in that of the three Patriarchs. It is the same statement as is contained in the story of Eden and in the tradition of the Flood, and we shall find it repeated throughout the Bible under other varieties of form which admit of more and more specific application of these principles to individual cases. I mention this to explain why we may sometimes appear to go over old ground: there is only ONE Truth, and more detailed acquaintance with it will not change its fundamentals.
We have seen that the Bible teaching regarding Man starts with two great facts: first, that he is the image of God, reproducing in individuality the