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18verdict of experience: We have need of these things; we have need to know that the so-called pleasures and pains of matter — yea, that all subjective states of false sensa-

21tion — are unreal.

"And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when

24the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." (Matt. xix. 28.) What is meant

27by regeneration?

It is the appearing of divine law to human under- standing; the spiritualization that comes from spiritual

30sense in contradistinction to the testimony of the so- called material senses. The phenomena of Spirit in

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1Christian Science, and the divine correspondence of noumenon and phenomenon understood, are here signi-

3fied. This new-born sense subdues not only the false sense of generation, but the human will, and the un- natural enmity of mortal man toward God. It quickly

6imparts a new apprehension of the true basis of being, and the spiritual foundation for the affections which en- throne the Son of man in the glory of his Father; and

9judges, through the stern mandate of Science, all human systems of etiology and teleology.

If God does not recognize matter, how did Jesus, who was

12"the way, the truth, and the life," cognize it?

Christ Jesus' sense of matter was the opposite of that which mortals entertain: his nativity was a spiritual and

15immortal sense of the ideal world. His earthly mission was to translate substance into its original meaning, Mind. He walked upon the waves; he turned the water

18into wine; he healed the sick and the sinner; he raised the dead, and rolled away the stone from the door of his own tomb. His demonstration of Spirit virtually van-

21quished matter and its supposed laws. Walking the wave, he proved the fallacy of the theory that matter is substance; healing through Mind, he removed any sup-

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