But without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that cometh to God, must believe that he is, and is a rewarder to them that seek him.Hbr 11,6
And again he said
Thou canst not see my face
for man shall not see me and live.
Saying to Moses
Speak thou to us, and we will hear
let not the Lord speak to us, lest we die.
Faith is the proximate and proportionate means to the intellect-- As2,9
for the attainment of the divine union of love.
For however impressive may be one's knowledge or feeling of God-- As2,4,3
that knowledge or feeling will have no resemblance to God and amount to very little.
A man, then, is decidedly hindered from the attainment of this high state of union with God-- As2,4,4
when he is attached to any understanding, feeling, imagining, opinion, desire or way of his own,
or to any other of his works or affairs,
and knows not how to detach and denude himself of these impediments.