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    When God heals the sick or the sinning, they should 27know the great benefit which Mind has wrought. They Hidden ways of iniquityshould also know the great delusion of mortal mind, when it makes them sick or sinful. 30Many are willing to open the eyes of the people to the power of good resident in divine Mind, but they are 571 571:1not so willing to point out the evil in human thought, and expose evil’s hidden mental ways of accomplishing 3iniquity.

    Why this backwardness, since exposure is necessary to ensure the avoidance of the evil? Because people like 6Christly warningyou better when you tell them their virtues than when you tell them their vices. It requires the spirit of our blessed Master to tell a man his 9faults, and so risk human displeasure for the sake of doing right and benefiting our race. Who is telling mankind of the foe in ambush? Is the informer one who sees the 12foe? If so, listen and be wise. Escape from evil, and designate those as unfaithful stewards who have seen the danger and yet have given no warning.

15    At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good. Know thyself, and God will supply The armor of divinitythe wisdom and the occasion for a victory 18over evil. Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you. The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one 21divinity.

    Through trope and metaphor, the Revelator, immortal scribe of Spirit and of a true idealism, furnishes the 24Pure religion enthronedmirror in which mortals may see their own image. In significant figures he depicts the thoughts which he beholds in mortal mind. Thus he 27rebukes the conceit of sin, and foreshadows its doom. With his spiritual strength, he has opened wide the gates of glory, and illumined the night of paganism with the 30sublime grandeur of divine Science, outshining sin, sorcery, lust, and hypocrisy. He takes away mitre and sceptre. He enthrones pure and undefiled religion, and lifts on 572 572:1high only those who have washed their robes white in obedience and suffering.

3    Thus we see, in both the first and last books of the Bible, — in Genesis and in the Apocalypse, — that sin Native nothingness of sinis to be Christianly and scientifically reduced 6to its native nothingness. “Love one another” (I John, iii. 23), is the most simple and profound counsel of the inspired writer. In Science we are chil9dren of God; but whatever is of material sense, or mortal, belongs not to His children, for materiality is the inverted image of spirituality.

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