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The "ego" that claims selfhood in error, and passes from molecule and monkey up to man, is no ego, but is

6simply the supposition that the absence of good is mind and makes men, — when its greatest flatterer, identifica- tion, is piqued by Him who compensateth vanity with

9nothingness, dust with dust!

The mythology of evil and mortality is but the ma- terial mode of a suppositional mind; while the immortal

12modes of Mind are spiritual, and pass through none of the changes of matter, or evil. Truth said, and said from the beginning, "Let us [Spirit] make man perfect;" and

15there is no other Maker: a perfect man would not desire to make himself imperfect, and God is not chargeable with imperfection. His modes declare the beauty of holi-

18ness, and His manifold wisdom shines through the visible world in glimpses of the eternal verities. Even through the mists of mortality is seen the brightness of His


We must avoid the shoals of a sensual religion or philosophy that misguides reason and affection, and

24hold fast to the Principle of Christian Science as the Word that is God, Spirit, and Truth. This Word cor- rects the philosopher, confutes the astronomer, exposes

27the subtle sophist, and drives diviners mad. The Bible is the learned man's masterpiece, the ignorant man's dictionary, the wise man's directory.

30I foresee and foresay that every advancing epoch of Truth will be characterized by a more spiritual appre- hension of the Scriptures, that will show their marked

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1consonance with the textbook of Christian Science Mind- healing, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

3Interpreting the Word in the "new tongue," whereby the sick are healed, naturally evokes new paraphrase from the world of letters. "Wait patiently on the Lord,

6and He will renew your strength." In return for indi- vidual sacrifice, what a recompense to have healed, through Truth, the sick and sinful, made the public your friend,

9and posterity your familiar!

Christian Science refutes everything that is not a postulate of the divine Principle, God. It is the soul of

12divine philosophy, and there is no other philosophy. It is not a search after wisdom, it is wisdom: it is God's right hand grasping the universe, — all time, space,

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