12saith, through the prophet Ezekiel, "What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's
15teeth are set on edge? As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel."
18Are material things real when they are harmonious, and do they disappear only to the natural sense? Does this Scripture, "Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have
21need of all these things," imply that Spirit takes note of matter?
The Science of Mind, as well as the material uni-
24verse, shows that nothing which is material is in perpetual harmony. Matter is manifest mortal mind, and it exists only to material sense. Real sensation
27is not material; it is, and must be, mental: and Mind is not mortal, it is immortal. Being is God, infinite Spirit; therefore it cannot cognize aught material, or
30outside of infinity.
The Scriptural passage quoted affords no evidence of
1the reality of matter, or that God is conscious of it. The so-called material body is said to suffer, but this
3supposition is proven erroneous when Mind casts out the suffering. The Scripture saith, "Whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth;" and again, "He doth not
6afflict willingly." Interpreted materially, these pas- sages conflict; they mingle the testimony of immor- tal Science with mortal sense; but once discern their
9spiritual meaning, and it separates the false sense from the true, and establishes the reality of what is spiritual, and the unreality of materiality.
12Law is never material: it is always mental and moral, and a commandment to the wise. The foolish disobey moral law, and are punished. Human wisdom therefore
15an get no farther than to say, He knoweth that we have need of experience. Belief fulfils the conditions of a be- lief, and these conditions destroy the belief. Hence the