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15life of Jesus as nothing else can; but they cost him the hatred of the rabbis. The rulers sought the life of Jesus; they would extinguish whatever denied and defied their

18superstition. We learn somewhat of the qualities of the divine Mind through the human Jesus. The power of his transcendent goodness is manifest in the control it

21gave him over the qualities opposed to Spirit which mor- tals name matter.

The Principle of these marvellous works is divine; but

24the actor was human. This divine Principle is discerned in Christian Science, as we advance in the spiritual under- standing that all substance, Life, and intelligence are

27God. The so-called miracles contained in Holy Writ are neither supernatural nor preternatural; for God is good, and goodness is more natural than evil. The marvellous

30healing-power of goodness is the outflowing life of Chris- tianity, and it characterized and dated the Christian era.

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1It was the consummate naturalness of Truth in the mind of Jesus, that made his healing easy and instan-

3taneous. Jesus regarded good as the normal state of man, and evil as the abnormal; holiness, life, and health as the better representatives of God than sin, disease, and

6death. The master Metaphysician understood omnipo- tence to be All-power: because Spirit was to him All- in-all, matter was palpably an error of premise and

9conclusion, while God was the only substance, Life, and intelligence of man.

The apostle Paul insists on the rare rule in Christian

12Science that we have chosen for a text; a rule that is sus- ceptible of proof, and is applicable to every stage and state of human existence. The divine Science of this rule

15is quite as remote from the general comprehension of man- kind as are the so-called miracles of our Master, and for the sole reason that it is their basis. The foundational

18facts of Christian Science are gathered from the supremacy of spiritual law and its antagonism to every supposed ma- terial law. Christians to-day should be able to say, with

21the sweet sincerity of the apostle, "I take pleasure in infirmities," — I enjoy the touch of weakness, pain, and all suffering of the flesh, because it compels me to seek the

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