Modern man must understand that materialistic, scientific and technological achievements will take the human only so far in this temporary place of life on Earth, before the human has no base, no anchor, to keep his or her ego and physical prowess in proportion to their spiritual growth and their very souls. Then the human begins to feel empty and "the search" begins. He or she has attained material wealth, acquired technology and a successful scientifically questioning mind. All of these to the detriment of expanding the soul and the indwelling Spirit of Truth. To achieve true value, mankind must first remain anchored to the Father, God, the Creator. Every man, woman and child must first acknowledge the Spirit of Truth that lives within them before any real progress may be made in other ways on this Earth. We see this at this very moment, when modern man is on the verge of destroying all the progress made in these areas, due to a lack of recognition of the indwelling presence of the Father, God, the Creator. How many must die searching for the indwelling God while pursuing and conquering what is the physical and material outside of their own soul, their own spirit. All of mankind is on the verge of evolution to a higher purpose, a higher calling. Or total demise. The choice is upon us. This is the turning point. Choose wisely.
132:1.1 It was with Angamon, the leader of the Stoics, that Jesus had an all-night talk early during his sojourn in Rome. This man subsequently became a great friend of Paul and proved to be one of the strong supporters of the Christian church at Rome. In substance, and restated in modern phraseology, Jesus taught Angamon:
132:1.2 The standard of true values must be looked for in the spiritual world and on divine levels of eternal reality. To an ascending mortal all lower and material standards must be recognized as transient, partial, and inferior. The scientist, as such, is limited to the discovery of the relatedness of material facts. Technically, he has no right to assert that he is either materialist or idealist, for in so doing he has assumed to forsake the attitude of a true scientist since any and all such assertions of attitude are the very essence of philosophy.
132:1.3 Unless the moral insight and the spiritual attainment of mankind are proportionately augmented, the unlimited advancement of a purely materialistic culture may eventually become a menace to civilization. A purely materialistic science harbors within itself the potential seed of the destruction of all scientific striving, for this very attitude presages the ultimate collapse of a civilization which has abandoned its sense of moral values and has repudiated its spiritual goal of attainment.
132:1.4 The materialistic scientist and the extreme idealist are destined always to be at loggerheads. This is not true of those scientists and idealists who are in possession of a common standard of high moral values and spiritual test levels. In every age scientists and religionists must recognize that they are on trial before the bar of human need. They must eschew all warfare between themselves while they strive valiantly to justify their continued survival by enhanced devotion to the service of human progress. If the so-called science or religion of any age is false, then must it either purify its activities or pass away before the emergence of a material science or spiritual religion of a truer and more worthy order.