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6say: "Every sin is the author of itself, and every invalid the cause of his own suferings." On page 182 you say: "Sickness is a growth of illusion, spring-

9ing from a seed of thought, — either your own thought or another's." Will you please explain this seeming contradiction?

12No person can accept another's belief, except it be with the consent of his own belief. If the error which knocks at the door of your own thought originated in

15another's mind, you are a free moral agent to reject or to accept this error; hence, you are the arbiter of your own fate, and sin is the author of sin. In the words

18of our Master, you are "a liar, and the father of it [the lie]."

Why did Jesus call himself "the Son of man"?

21In the life of our Lord, meekness was as conspicuous as might. In John xvii. he declared his sonship with God: "These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his

24eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son also may glorify Thee." The hour had come for the avowal of this great truth,

27and for the proof of his eternal Life and sonship. Jesus'

(1) Quoted from the sixteenth edition.

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1wisdom ofttimes was shown by his forbearing to speak, as well as by speaking, the whole truth. Haply he waited

3for a preparation of the human heart to receive start- ling announcements. This wisdom, which character- ized his sayings, did not prophesy his death, and thereby

6hasten or permit it.

The disciples and prophets thrust disputed points on minds unprepared for them. This cost them their lives,

9and the world's temporary esteem; but the prophecies were fulfilled, and their motives were rewarded by growth and more spiritual understanding, which dawns

12by degrees on mortals. The spiritual Christ was infal- lible; Jesus, as material manhood, was not Christ. The "man of sorrows" knew that the man of joys, his spiritual

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