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    In our age Christianity is again demonstrating the power of divine Principle, as it did over nineteen hun18dred years ago, by healing the sick and triumphing over death. Jesus never taught that drugs, food, air, and exercise could make a man healthy, or that they could de21stroy human life; nor did he illustrate these errors by his practice. He referred man’s harmony to Mind, not to matter, and never tried to make of none effect the sen24tence of God, which sealed God’s condemnation of sin, sickness, and death.

    In the sacred sanctuary of Truth are voices of sol27emn import, but we heed them not. It is only when the Signs followingso-called pleasures and pains of sense pass away in our lives, that we find unquestion30able signs of the burial of error and the resurrection to spiritual life.

    There is neither place nor opportunity in Science for error 233 233:1of any sort. Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power. 3Profession and proofThese proofs consist solely in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death by the power of Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them. This is an element of 6progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil.

    In the midst of imperfection, perfection is seen and 9acknowledged only by degrees. The ages must slowly Perfection gained slowlywork up to perfection. How long it must be before we arrive at the demonstration of scien12tific being, no man knoweth, — not even “the Son but the Father;” but the false claim of error continues its delusions until the goal of goodness is assidu15ously earned and won.

    Already the shadow of His right hand rests upon the hour. Ye who can discern the face of the sky, — the 18Christ’s missionsign material, — how much more should ye discern the sign mental, and compass the destruction of sin and sickness by overcoming the thoughts 21which produce them, and by understanding the spiritual idea which corrects and destroys them. To reveal this truth was our Master’s mission to all mankind, including 24the hearts which rejected him.

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