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1Atomic action is Mind, not matter. It is neither the energy of matter, the result of organization, nor the out-

3come of life infused into matter: it is infinite Spirit, Truth, Life, defiant of error or matter. Divine Science demon- strates Mind as dispelling a false sense and giving the

6true sense of itself, God, and the universe; wherein the mortal evolves not the immortal, nor does the material ultimate in the spiritual; wherein man is coexistent with

9Mind, and is the recognized reflection of infinite Life and Love.

And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to

12pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake. — LUKE xi. 14.

The meaning of the term "devil" needs yet to be learned. Its definition as an individual is too limited

15and contradictory. When the Scripture is understood, the spiritual signification of its terms will be understood, and will contradict the interpretations that the senses

18give them; and these terms will be found to include the inspired meaning.

It could not have been a person that our great Master

21cast out of another person; therefore the devil herein referred to was an impersonal evil, or whatever worketh ill. In this case it was the evil of dumbness, an error of

24material sense, cast out by the spiritual truth of being; namely, that speech belongs to Mind instead of matter, and the wrong power, or the lost sense, must yield to the

27right sense, and exist in Mind.

In the Hebrew, "devil" is denominated Abaddon; in the Greek, Apollyon, serpent, liar, the god of this world,

30etc. The apostle Paul refers to this personality of evil as "the god of this world;" and then defines this god

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1as "dishonesty, craftiness, handling the word of God deceitfully." The Hebrew embodies the term "devil"

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