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3Pride is ignorance; those assume most who have the least wisdom or experience; and they steal from their neighbor, because they have so little of their own.

6The signs of these times portend a long and strong determination of mankind to cleave to the world, the flesh, and evil, causing great obscuration of Spirit.

9When we remember that God is just, and admit the total depravity of mortals, alias mortal mind, — and that this Adam legacy must first be seen, and then must be

12subdued and recompensed by justice, the eternal attri- bute of Truth, — the outlook demands labor, and the laborers seem few. To-day we behold but the first

15faint view of a more spiritual Christianity, that embraces a deeper and broader philosophy and a more rational and divine healing. The time approaches when divine Life,

18Truth, and Love will be found alone the remedy for sin, sickness, and death; when God, man's saving Principle, and Christ, the spiritual idea of God, will be revealed.

21Man's probation after death is the necessity of his immortality; for good dies not and evil is self-destruc- tive, therefore evil must be mortal and self-destroyed.

24If man should not progress after death, but should re- main in error, he would be inevitably self-annihilated. Those upon whom "the second death hath no power"

27are those who progress here and hereafter out of evil, their mortal element, and into good that is immortal; thus laying off the material beliefs that war against

30Spirit, and putting on the spiritual elements in divine Science.

While we entertain decided views as to the best method

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1for elevating the race physically, morally, and spiritu- ally, and shall express these views as duty demands, we

3shall claim no especial gift from our divine origin, no supernatural power. If we regard good as more natural than evil, and spiritual understanding — the true knowl-

6edge of God — as imparting the only power to heal the sick and the sinner, we shall demonstrate in our lives the power of Truth and Love.

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