DEIFICATION OF PERSONALITY
12Notwithstanding the rapid sale already of two editions of "Christ and Christmas," and many orders on hand, I have thought best to stop its publication.
15In this revolutionary religious period, the increasing inquiry of mankind as to Christianity and its unity — and above all, God's love opening the eyes of the blind
18— is fast fitting all minds for the proper reception of Christian Science healing.
But I must stand on this absolute basis of Christian
21Science; namely, Cast not pearls before the unprepared thought. Idolatry is an easily-besetting sin of all peoples. The apostle saith, "Little children, keep yourselves from
The illustrations were not intended for a golden calf, at which the sick may look and be healed. Christian
27Scientists should beware of unseen snares, and adhere to the divine Principle and rules for demonstration. They must guard against the deification of finite person-
30ality. Every human thought must turn instinctively to
1the divine Mind as its sole centre and intelligence. Until this be done, man will never be found harmonious and
Whosoever looks to me personally for his health or holiness, mistakes. He that by reason of human love or
6hatred or any other cause clings to my material per- sonality, greatly errs, stops his own progress, and loses the path to health, happiness, and heaven. The Scrip-
9tures and Christian Science reveal "the way," and per- sonal revelators will take their proper place in history, but will not be deified.
12Advanced scientific students are ready for "Christ and Christmas;" but those are a minority of its readers, and even they know its practicality only by healing
15the sick on its divine Principle. In the words of the prophet, "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord."
18Friends, strangers, and Christian Scientists, I thank you, each and all, for your liberal patronage and scholarly, artistic, and scientific notices of my book. This little