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Things above Reason.
      §7. But Thirdly, There being many Things, wherein we have
very imperfect Notions, or none at all; and other Things, of whose
past, present, or future Existence, by the natural Use of our
Faculties, we can have no Knowledge at all; these, as being beyond
the Discovery of our natural Faculties, and above Reason, are, when
revealed, the proper Matter of Faith. Thus that part of the Angels
rebelled against GOD, and thereby lost their first happy state: And
that the dead shall rise, and live again: These, and the like, being
beyond the Discovery of Reason, are purely Matters of Faith; with
which Reason has, directly, nothing to do.
Locke Hum IV, 18, §7, p. 694