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    Science never averts law, but supports it. All actual 15causation must interpret omnipotence, the all-knowing Mind. Law brings out Truth, not error; unfolds divine Principle, — but neither human hypothesis nor matter. 18Errors are based on a mortal or material formation; they are suppositional modes, not the factors of divine presence and power.

21    Whatever is humanly conceived is a departure from divine law; hence its mythical origin and certain end. According to the Scriptures, — St. Paul declares astutely, 24“For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things,” — man is incapable of originating: nothing can be formed apart from God, good, the all-knowing Mind. 27What seems to be of human origin is the counterfeit of the divine, — even human concepts, mortal shadows flitting across the dial of time.

30    Whatever is real is right and eternal; hence the immutable and just law of Science, that God is good only, 72 72:1and can transmit to man and the universe nothing evil, or unlike Himself. For the innocent babe to be born a 3lifelong sufferer because of his parents’ mistakes or sins, were sore injustice. Science sets aside man as a creator, and unfolds the eternal harmonies of the only living and 6true origin, God.

    According to the beliefs of the flesh, both good and bad traits of the parents are transmitted to their help9less offspring, and God is supposed to impart to man this fatal power. It is cause for rejoicing that this belief is as false as it is remorseless. The immutable Word 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.”

18    Are 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?

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