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    The chief stones in the temple of Christian Science are 21to be found in the following postulates: that Life is God, The chief stones in the templegood, and not evil; that Soul is sinless, not to be found in the body; that Spirit is not, and 24cannot be, materialized; that Life is not subject to death; that the spiritual real man has no birth, no material life, and no death.

27    Science reveals the glorious possibilities of immortal The Christ-element man, forever unlimited by the mortal senses. The Christ-element in the Messiah made him 30the Way-shower, Truth and Life.

    The eternal Truth destroys what mortals seem to have learned from error, and man’s real existence as a child 289 289:1of God comes to light. Truth demonstrated is eternal life. Mortal man can never rise from the temporal débris 3 of error, belief in sin, sickness, and death, until he learns that God is the only Life. The belief that life and sensation are in the body should be overcome by the under6standing of what constitutes man as the image of God. Then Spirit will have overcome the flesh.

    A wicked mortal is not the idea of God. He is little 9else than the expression of error. To suppose that sin, Wickedness is not manlust, hatred, envy, hypocrisy, revenge, have life abiding in them, is a terrible mistake. Life 12 and Life’s idea, Truth and Truth’s idea, never make men sick, sinful, or mortal.

    The fact that the Christ, or Truth, overcame and still 15overcomes death proves the “king of terrors” to be but Death but an illusiona mortal belief, or error, which Truth destroys with the spiritual evidences of Life; and this 18shows that what appears to the senses to be death is but a mortal illusion, for to the real man and the real universe there is no death-process.

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