The UK Bible Students
Drummond On The Aliveness Of Man
Drummond, Natural Law In The Spiritual World (London: Hodder and
Stoughton; 1898), pp. 155-156.
a mass of correspondences, and because of these, because he is alive to
countless objects and influences to which lower organisms are dead, he is the
most living of all creatures. . . .
The tree, in correspondence with a narrow
area of environment is to that extent alive; to all beyond, to the all but
infinite area beyond, it is dead.
A still wider portion of this vast area is the
possession of the insect and the bird.
Their’s [sic] also, nevertheless,
is but a little world, and to an immense further area insect and bird are dead.
All organisms likewise are living and dead living to all within the
circumference of their correspondences, dead to all beyond. . . . [U]ntil man
appears there is no organism to correspond with the whole