3to discern fully and demonstrate fairly the divine Principle of Christian Science. The will of God, or power of Spirit, is made manifest as Truth, and through righteousness, —
6not as or through matter, — and it strips matter of all claims, abilities or disabilities, pains or pleasures. Self- renunciation of all that constitutes a so-called material
9man, and the acknowledgment and achievement of his spiritual identity as the child of God, is Science that opens the very flood-gates of heaven; whence good
12flows into every avenue of being, cleansing mortals of all uncleanness, destroying all suffering, and demon- strating the true image and likeness. There is no other
15way under heaven whereby we can be saved, and man be clothed with might, majesty, and immortality.
"As many as received him," — as accept the truth
18of being, — "to them gave he power to become the sons of God." The spiritualization of our sense of man opens the gates of paradise that the so-called material senses
21would close, and reveals man infinitely blessed, upright, pure, and free; having no need of statistics by which to learn his origin and age, or to measure his manhood, or to
24know how much of a man he ever has been: for, "as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God."
27And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. — I COR. xv. 45.
When reasoning on this subject of man with the Corin-
30thian brethren, the apostle first spake from their stand- point of thought; namely, that creation is material:
1he was not at this point giving the history of the spiritual man who originates in God, Love, who created man
3in His own image and likeness. In the creation of Adam from dust, — in which Soul is supposed to enter the embryo-man after his birth, — we see the material self-
6constituted belief of the Jews as referred to by St. Paul. Their material belief has fallen far below man's original standard, the spiritual man made in the image and like-
9ness of God; for this erring belief even separates its conception of man from God, and ultimates in the op- posite of immortal man, namely, in a sick and sinning