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My students need to search the Scriptures and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," to understand

21the personal Jesus' labor in the flesh for their salvation: they need to do this even to understand my works, their motives, aims, and tendency.

24The attitude of mortal mind in being healed morally, is the same as its attitude physically. The Christian Scientist cannot heal the sick, and take error along with

27Truth, either in the recognition or approbation of it. This would prevent the possibility of destroying the tares: they must be separated from the wheat before

30they can be burned, and Jesus foretold the harvest hour

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1and the final destruction of error through this very pro- cess, — the sifting and the fire. The tendency of mortal

3mind is to go from one extreme to another: Truth comes into the intermediate space, saying, "I wound to heal; I punish to reform; I do it all in love; my peace I leave

6with thee: not as the world giveth, give I unto thee. Arise, let us go hence; let us depart from the material sense of God's ways and means, and gain a spiritual

9understanding of them."

But let us not seek to climb up some other way, as we shall do if we take the end for the beginning or start

12from wrong motives. Christian Science demands order and truth. To abide by these we must first understand the Principle and object of our work, and be clear that

15it is Love, peace, and good will toward men. Then we shall demonstrate the Principle in the way of His ap- pointment, and not according to the infantile concep-

18tion of our way; as when a child in sleep walks on the summit of the roof of the house because he is a som- nambulist, and thinks he is where he is not, and would

21fall immediately if he knew where he was and what he was doing.

My students are at the beginning of their demonstra-

24tion; they have a long warfare with error in themselves and in others to finish, and they must at this stage use the sword of Spirit.

27They cannot in the beginning take the attitude, nor adopt the words, that Jesus used at the end of his demonstration.

30If you would follow in his footsteps, you must not try to gather the harvest while the corn is in the blade, nor yet when it is in the ear; a wise spiritual discernment

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