The aim is good, however, only when reason guides it for the benefit of the majority, but that is not absolute good.
He is the Reason that prevades the universe, that brings out all goodness, that guides all good men.
It has oversight of all the congregations within its bounds; hears references from kirk-sessions or appeals from individual members; sanctions the formation of new congregations; superintends the education of students for the ministry; stimulates and guides pastoral and evangelistic work; and exercises discipline over all within its bounds, including the ministers.
With this in view, omens given in the reigns of prominent rulers were preserved with special care as guides to the priests.
They believe that the same Spirit who gave forth the Scriptures still guides men to a right understanding of them.