12healing, and is supported in the Scripture by parallel proof.
The law and gospel of Truth and Love teach, through
15divine Science, that sin is identical with suffering, and that suffering is the lighter affliction. To reach the sum- mit of Science, whence to discern God's perfect ways
18and means, the material sense must be controlled by the higher spiritual sense, and Truth be enthroned, while "we look not at the things which are seen, but at
21the things which are not seen."
Cynical critics misjudge my meaning as to the sci- entific treatment of the sick. Disease that is superin-
24duced by sin is not healed like the more physical ailment. The beginner in sin-healing must know this, or he never can reach the Science of Mind-healing, and
27so "overcome evil with good." Error in premise is met with error in practice; yea, it is "the blind leading the blind." Ignorance of the cause of disease can neither
30remove that cause nor its effect.
I endeavor to accommodate my instructions to the present capability of the learner, and to support the
1liberated thought until its altitude reaches beyond the mere alphabet of Mind-healing. Above physical wants,
3lie the higher claims of the law and gospel of healing. First is the law, which saith: —
"Thou shalt not commit adultery;" in other words,
6thou shalt not adulterate Life, Truth, or Love, — men- tally, morally, or physically. "Thou shalt not steal;" that is, thou shalt not rob man of money, which is but
9trash, compared with his rights of mind and character. "Thou shalt not kill;" that is, thou shalt not strike at the eternal sense of Life with a malicious aim, but shalt
12know that by doing thus thine own sense of Life shall be forfeited. "Thou shalt not bear false witness;" that is, thou shalt not utter a lie, either mentally or audibly, nor
15cause it to be thought. Obedience to these command- ments is indispensable to health, happiness, and length of days.