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27of what they deem pathology, hygiene, and therapeutics, but are now elbowed by a new school of practitioners, outdoing the healing of the old. The old will not patronize

30the new school, at least not until it shall come to under- stand the medical system of the new.

Christian Science Mind-healing rests demonstrably on

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1the broad and sure foundation of Science; and this is not the basis of materia medica, as some of the most skil-

3ful and scholarly physicians openly admit.

To prevent all unpleasant and unchristian action — as we drift, by right of God's dear love, into more spiritual

6lines of life — let each society of practitioners, the matter- physicians and the metaphysicians, agree to disagree, and then patiently wait on God to decide, as surely He will,

9which is the true system of medicine.

Do we not see in the commonly accepted teachings of the day, the Christ-idea mingled with the teachings of John

12the Baptist? or, rather, Are not the last eighteen centuries but the footsteps of Truth being baptized of John, and com- ing up straightway out of the ceremonial (or ritualistic)

15waters to receive the benediction of an honored Father, and afterwards to go up into the wilderness, in order to over- come mortal sense, before it shall go forth into all the cities

18and towns of Judea, or see many of the people from beyond Jordan? Now, if all this be a fair or correct view of this question, why does not John hear this voice, or see the

21dove, — or has not Truth yet reached the shore?

Every individual character, like the individual John the Baptist, at some date must cry in the desert of

24earthly joy; and his voice be heard divinely and humanly. In the desolation of human understanding, divine Love hears and answers the human call for help;

27and the voice of Truth utters the divine verities of being which deliver mortals out of the depths of ignorance and vice. This is the Father's benediction. It gives

30lessons to human life, guides the understanding, peoples

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