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21    Christian Science raises the standard of liberty and cries: “Follow me! Escape from the bondage of sickStandard of libertyness, sin, and death!” Jesus marked out the 24way. Citizens of the world, accept the “glorious liberty of the children of God,” and be free! This is your divine right. The illusion of material sense, not 27divine law, has bound you, entangled your free limbs, crippled your capacities, enfeebled your body, and defaced the tablet of your being.

30    If God had instituted material laws to govern man, disobedience to which would have made man ill, Jesus would not have disregarded those laws by healing in 228 228:1direct opposition to them and in defiance of all material conditions.

3    The transmission of disease or of certain idiosyncrasies of mortal mind would be impossible if this great fact No fleshly heredityof being were learned, — namely, that nothing 6inharmonious can enter being, for Life is God. Heredity is a prolific subject for mortal belief to pin theories upon; but if we learn that nothing is real but the 9right, we shall have no dangerous inheritances, and fleshly ills will disappear.

    The enslavement of man is not legitimate. It will 12cease when man enters into his heritage of freedom, his God-given dominionGod-given dominion over the material senses. Mortals will some day assert their freedom in 15the name of Almighty God. Then they will control their own bodies through the understanding of divine Science. Dropping their present beliefs, they will recognize har18mony as the spiritual reality and discord as the material unreality.

    If we follow the command of our Master, “Take no 21thought for your life,” we shall never depend on bodily conditions, structure, or economy, but we shall be masters of the body, dictate its terms, and form and control it with 24Truth.

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