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    Marriage is the legal and moral provision for generation among human kind. Until the spiritual creation 9Marriage temporalis discerned intact, is apprehended and understood, and His kingdom is come as in the vision of the Apocalypse, — where the corporeal sense of crea12tion was cast out, and its spiritual sense was revealed from heaven, — marriage will continue, subject to such moral regulations as will secure increasing virtue.

15    Infidelity to the marriage covenant is the social scourge of all races, “the pestilence that walketh in darkness, Fidelity required. . . the destruction that wasteth at noonday.” 18The commandment, “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” is no less imperative than the one, “Thou shalt not kill.”

57:1    Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it 3one cannot attain the Science of Life.

    Union of the masculine and feminine qualities constitutes completeness. The masculine mind reaches a 6Mental elementshigher tone through certain elements of the feminine, while the feminine mind gains courage and strength through masculine qualities. These 9different elements conjoin naturally with each other, and their true harmony is in spiritual oneness. Both sexes should be loving, pure, tender, and strong. The attrac12tion between native qualities will be perpetual only as it is pure and true, bringing sweet seasons of renewal like the returning spring.

15    Beauty, wealth, or fame is incompetent to meet the demands of the affections, and should never weigh Affection’s demandsagainst the better claims of intellect, good18ness, and virtue. Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to 21share it.

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