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“The moral laws of God can never be varied by the institutions of man, any more than the physical laws. The results which God has connected with actions; will inevitably occur, all the created power in the universe to the contrary notwithstanding. Nor can these consequences be eluded or averted, any more then the sequences which follow by the laws of gravitation. * * * Every one who believes God to have established an order of sequences in morals, must see that it is equally absurd, to expect to violate, with impunity, any moral law of the Creator. Yet men have always flattered themselves with the hope that they could violate moral law, and escape the consequences which God has established.” Francis Wayland, from The Elements of Moral Science.