make man, that the Scriptures declare reflects his Maker,
the very opposite of that Maker, by claiming that God is Spirit, while man is matter; that God is good, but man is
3evil; that Deity is deathless, but man dies. Science and sense conflict, from the revolving of worlds to the death of a sparrow.
6The Word will be made flesh and dwell among mortals, only when man reflects God in body as well as in mind. The child born of a woman has the formation of his
9parents; the man born of Spirit is spiritual, not material. Paul refers to this when speaking of presenting our bodies holy and acceptable, which is our reasonable service;
12and this brings to remembrance the Hebrew strain, "Who healeth all thy diseases."
If man should say of the power to be perfect which he
15possesses, "I am the power," he would trespass upon divine Science, yield to material sense, and lose his power; even as when saying, "I have the power to sin and be
18sick," and persisting in believing that he is sick and a sinner. If he says, "I am of God, therefore good," yet persists in evil, he has denied the power of Truth, and
21must suffer for this error until he learns that all power is good because it is of God, and so destroys his self-de- ceived sense of power in evil. The Science of being gives
24back the lost likeness and power of God as the seal of man's adoption. Oh, for that light and love ineffable, which casteth out all fear, all sin, sickness, and death;
27that seeketh not her own, but another's good; that saith Abba, Father, and is born of God!
John came baptizing with water. He employed a type
30of physical cleanliness to foreshadow metaphysical purity, even mortal mind purged of the animal and human, and submerged in the humane and divine, giving back the
1lost sense of man in unity with, and reflecting, his Maker. None but the pure in heart shall see God, — shall be able