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6Pagan mysticism, Grecian philosophy, or Jewish reli- gion, never entered into the line of Jesus' thought or action. His faith partook not of drugs, matter, nor of

9the travesties of mortal mind. The divine Mind was his only instrumentality and potency, in religion or medi- cine. The Principle of his cure was God, in the laws

12of Spirit, not of matter; and these laws annulled all other laws.

Jesus knew that erring mortal thought holds only in

15itself the supposition of evil, and that sin, sickness, and death are its subjective states; also, that pure Mind is the truth of being that subjugates and destroys any sup-

18positional or elementary opposite to Him who is All.

Truth is supreme and omnipotent. Then, whatever else seemeth to be intelligence or power is false, delud-

21ing reason and denying revelation, and seeking to dethrone Deity. The truth of Mind-healing uplifts mankind, by acknowledging pure Mind as absolute and entire, and

24that evil is naught, although it seems to be.

Pure Mind gives out an atmosphere that heals and saves. Words are not always the auxiliaries of Truth.

27The spirit, and not the letter, performs the vital func- tions of Truth and Love. Mind, imbued with this Science of healing, is a law unto itself, needing neither license

30nor prohibition; but lawless mind, with unseen motives, and silent mental methods whereby it may injure the race, is the highest attenuation of evil.

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1Again: evil, as mind, is doomed, already sentenced, punished; for suffering is commensurate with evil, and

3lasts as long as the evil. As mind, evil finds no escape from itself; and the sin and suffering it occasions can only be removed by reformation.

6According to divine law, sin and suffering are not cancelled by repentance or pardon. Christian Science not only elucidates but demonstrates this verity of be-

9ing; namely, that mortals suffer from the wrong they commit, whether intentionally or ignorantly; that every effect and amplification of wrong will revert to the wrong-

12doer, until he pays his full debt to divine law, and the measure he has meted is measured to him again, full, pressed down, and running over. Surely "the way of

15the transgressor is hard."

In this law of justice, the atonement of Christ loses no efficacy. Justice is the handmaid of mercy, and show-

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