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18prehended the later teachings and demonstrations of our human and divine Master, the Old Testament might have been as spiritual as the New.

21The origin, substance, and life of man are one, and that one is God, — Life, Truth, Love. The self-existent, perfect, and eternal are God; and man is their reflection

24and glory. Did the substance of God, Spirit, become a clod, in order to create a sick, sinning, dying man? The primal facts of being are eternal; they are never extin-

27guished in a night of discord.

That man must be evil before he can be good; dying, before deathless; material, before spiritual; sick and a

30sinner in order to be healed and saved, is but the declara- tion of the material senses transcribed by pagan religion- ists, by wicked mortals such as crucified our Master, —

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1whose teachings opposed the doctrines of Christ that demonstrated the opposite, Truth.

3Man is as perfect now, and henceforth, and forever, as when the stars first sang together, and creation joined in the grand chorus of harmonious being. It is the trans-

6lator, not the original Word, who presents as being first that which appears second, material, and mortal; and as last, that which is primal, spiritual, and eternal. Be-

9cause of human misstatement and misconception of God and man, of the divine Principle and idea of being, there seems to be a war between the flesh and Spirit, a contest

12between Truth and error; but the apostle says, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the

15Spirit."

On our subject, St. Paul first reasons upon the basis of what is seen, the effects of Truth on the material senses;

18thence, up to the unseen, the testimony of spiritual sense; and right there he leaves the subject.

Just there, in the intermediate line of thought, is where

21the present writer found it, when she discovered Christian Science. And she has not left it, but continues the ex- planation of the power of Spirit up to its infinite meaning,

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