1ginning, attaches to sin due penalties as its antidotes and remedies.
3Who art thou, vain mortal, that usurpest the preroga- tive of divine wisdom, and wouldst teach God not to pun- ish sin? that wouldst shut the mouth of His prophets,
6and cry, "Peace, peace; when there is no peace," — yea, that healest the wounds of my people slightly?
The Principle of divine Science being Love, the divine
9rule of this Principle demonstrates Love, and proves that human belief fulfils the law of belief, and dies of its own physics. Metaphysics also demonstrates this Principle of
12cure when sin is self-destroyed. Short-sighted physics admits the so-called pains of matter that destroy its more dangerous pleasures.
15Insomnia compels mortals to learn that neither obliv- ion nor dreams can recuperate the life of man, whose Life is God, for God neither slumbers nor sleeps. The
18loss of gustatory enjoyment and the ills of indigestion tend to rebuke appetite and destroy the peace of a false sense. False pleasure will be, is, chastened; it has no
21right to be at peace. To suffer for having "other gods before me," is divinely wise. Evil passions die in their own flames, but are punished before extinguished. Peace
24has no foothold on the false basis that evil should be concealed and that life and happiness should still attend it. Joy is self-sustained; goodness and blessedness are
27one: suffering is self-inflicted, and good is the master of evil.
To this scientific logic and the logic of events, egotism
30and false charity say, " 'Not so, Lord;' it is wise to cover iniquity and punish it not, then shall mortals have peace." Divine Love, as unconscious as incapable of
1error, pursues the evil that hideth itself, strips off its disguises, and — behold the result: evil, uncovered, is
Christian Science never healed a patient without prov- ing with mathematical certainty that error, when found
6out, is two-thirds destroyed, and the remaining third kills itself. Do men whine over a nest of serpents, and post around it placards warning people not to stir up
9these reptiles because they have stings? Christ said, "They shall take up serpents;" and, "Be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves." The wisdom