Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
The corpse, deserted by thought, is cold and decays, 12but it never suffers. Science declares that man is sub‐Clay replying to the potterject to Mind. Mortal mind affirms that mind is subordinate to the body, that the body is 15dying, that it must be buried and decomposed into dust; but mortal mind’s affirmation is not true. Mortals waken from the dream of death with bodies un‐18seen by those who think that they bury the body.
If man did not exist before the material organization began, he could not exist after the body is disintegrated. 21Continuity of existenceIf we live after death and are immortal, we must have lived before birth, for if Life ever had any beginning, it must also have an ending, even ac‐24cording to the calculations of natural science. Do you believe this? No! Do you understand it? No! This is why you doubt the statement and do not demonstrate 27the facts it involves. We must have faith in all the say‐ings of our Master, though they are not included in the teachings of the schools, and are not understood gener‐30ally by our ethical instructors.
Jesus said (John viii. 51), “If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.” That statement is not con‐430430:1fined to spiritual life, but includes all the phenomena of existence. Jesus demonstrated this, healing the dying 3Life all-inclusiveand raising the dead. Mortal mind must part with error, must put off itself with its deeds, and immortal manhood, the Christ ideal, will appear. 6Faith should enlarge its borders and strengthen its base by resting upon Spirit instead of matter. When man gives up his belief in death, he will advance more rapidly 9towards God, Life, and Love. Belief in sickness and death, as certainly as belief in sin, tends to shut out the true sense of Life and health. When will mankind wake 12to this great fact in Science?
Suppose a mental case to be on trial, as cases are tried 18in court. A man is charged with having committed liver-A mental court casecomplaint. The patient feels ill, ruminates, and the trial commences. Personal Sense is 21the plaintiff. Mortal Man is the defendant. False Belief is the attorney for Personal Sense. Mortal Minds, Ma‐teria Medica, Anatomy, Physiology, Hypnotism, Envy, 24Greed and Ingratitude, constitute the jury. The court-room is filled with interested spectators, and Judge Medicine is on the bench.