15immortality, thought, extension, cause, and effect; con- stituting and governing all identity, individuality, law, and power. It stands on this Scriptural platform:
18that He made all that was made, and it is good, reflects the divine Mind, is governed by it; and that nothing apart from this Mind, one God, is self-created or evolves
Human hypotheses predicate matter of Spirit and evil of good; hence these opposites must either cooperate
24or quarrel throughout time and eternity, — or until this impossible partnership is dissolved. If Spirit is the lawgiver to matter, and good has the same power or
27modes as evil, it has the same consciousness, and there is no absolute good. This error, carried to its ultimate, would either extinguish God and His modes, or give
30reality and power to evil ad infinitum.
Christian Science rends this veil of the temple of gods, and reproduces the divine philosophy of Jesus and Paul.
1This philosophy alone will bear the strain of time and bring out the glories of eternity; for "other founda-
3tion can no man lay than that is laid," which is Christ, Truth.
Human theories weighed in the balances of God are
6found wanting; and their highest endeavors are to Science what a child's love of pictures is to art. The school whose schoolmaster is not Christ, gets things wrong, and is igno-
If Christian Science lacked the proof of its goodness and utility, it would destroy itself; for it rests alone on
12demonstration. Its genius is right thinking and right acting, physical and moral harmony; and the secret of its success lies in supplying the universal need of better
15health and better men.
Good health and a more spiritual religion form the common want, and this want has worked out a moral
18result; namely, that mortal mind is calling for what im- mortal Mind alone can supply. If the uniform moral and spiritual, as well as physical, effects of divine Science
21were lacking, the demand would diminish; but it con- tinues, and increases, which shows the real value of Christian Science to the race. Even doctors agree that
24infidelity, bigotry, or sham has never met the growing wants of humanity.
As a literature, Christian metaphysics is hampered by