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Reason and Revelation.
      §4. Reason is natural Revelation, whereby the eternal Father of
Light, and Fountain of all Knowledge communicates to Mankind
that portion of Truth, which he has laid within the reach of their
natural Faculties: Revelation is natural Reason enlarged by a new set
of Discoveries communicated by GOD immediately, which Reason
vouches the Truth of, by the Testimony and Proofs it gives, that
they come from GOD. So that he that takes away Reason, to make
way for Revelation, puts out the Light of both, and does much what
the same, as if he would perswade a Man to put out his Eyes the
better to receive the remote Light of an invisible Star by a Tele-
scope.
Locke Hum IV, 19, §4, p. 698