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1Newton named it gravitation, having learned so much; but Science, demanding more, pushes the question:

3Whence or what is the power back of gravitation, — the intelligence that manifests power? Is pantheism true? Does mind "sleep in the mineral, or dream in the

6animal, and wake in man"? Christianity answers this question. The prophets, Jesus, and the apostles, demon- strated a divine intelligence that subordinates so-called

9material laws; and disease, death, winds, and waves, obey this intelligence. Was it Mind or matter that spake in creation, "and it was done"? The answer is self-

12evident, and the command remains, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

It is plain that the Me spoken of in the First Com-

15mandment, must be Mind; for matter is not the Chris- tian's God, and is not intelligent. Matter cannot even talk; and the serpent, Satan, the first talker in its behalf,

18lied. Reason and revelation declare that God is both noumenon and phenomena, — the first and only cause. The universe, including man, is not a result of atomic

21action, material force or energy; it is not organized dust. God, Spirit, Mind, are terms synonymous for the one God, whose reflection is creation, and man is His image

24and likeness. Few there are who comprehend what Chris- tian Science means by the word reflection. God is seen only in that which reflects good, Life, Truth, Love —

27yea, which manifests all His attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror repeats precisely the looks and actions of the object in front of it.

30All must be Mind and Mind's ideas; since, according to natural science, God, Spirit, could not change its species and evolve matter.

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1These facts enjoin the First Commandment; and knowledge of them makes man spiritually minded. St.

3Paul writes: "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." This knowl- edge came to me in an hour of great need; and I give it

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