His object is the attainment of truth in matters of fact.
But there is still a higher attainment; it is not enough to be sinless, one must become " God."
There never was or could have been such an aim, for it would have been senseless and its attainment quite impossible.
As a believer in the progression of the human race, he placed the principle of moral approbation in the attainment of perfection.
The power of the priesthood rests upon special knowledge of man and nature; but to this intellectual eminence must also be added moral power and a certain greatness of character, without which force of intellect and completeness of attainment will not receivethe confidence they ought to inspire.