9sense; thus it is that consciousness silences the mortal claim to life, substance, or mind in matter, with the words of Jesus: "When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his
12own." (John viii. 44.)
When tempted to sin, we should know that evil pro- ceedeth not from God, good, but is a false belief of the
15personal senses; and if we deny the claims of these senses and recognize man as governed by God, Spirit, not by material laws, the temptation will disappear.
18On this Principle, disease also is treated and healed. We know that man's body, as matter, has no power to govern itself; and a belief of disease is as much the prod-
21uct of mortal thought as sin is. All suffering is the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of both good and evil; of adherence to the "doubleminded" senses, to some belief,
24fear, theory, or bad deed, based on physical material law, so-called as opposed to good, — all of which is corrected alone by Science, divine Principle, and its spiritual laws.
27Suffering is the supposition of another intelligence than God; a belief in self-existent evil, opposed to good; and in whatever seems to punish man for doing good, —
30by saying he has overworked, suffered from inclement weather, or violated a law of matter in doing good, there- fore he must suffer for it.
1God does not reward benevolence and love with pen- alties; and because of this, we have the right to deny the
3supposed power of matter to do it, and to allege that only mortal, erring mind can claim to do thus, and dignify the result with the name of law: thence comes man's ability
6to annul his own erring mental law, and to hold himself amenable only to moral and spiritual law, — God's gov- ernment. By so doing, male and female come into their
9rightful heritage, "into the glorious liberty of the children of God."
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in neces-
12sities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake. — 2 COR. xii. 10.
The miracles recorded in the Scriptures illustrate the