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116 116:1Third Degree: Understanding.

Spiritual. Wisdom, purity, spiritual understanding, 3Realityspiritual power, love, health, holiness.

    In the third degree mortal mind disappears, and man as God’s image appears. Science so reverses the evidence 6Spiritual universebefore the corporeal human senses, as to make this Scriptural testimony true in our hearts, “The last shall be first, and the first last,” so that God 9and His idea may be to us what divinity really is and must of necessity be, — all-inclusive.

    A correct view of Christian Science and of its adapta12tion to healing includes vastly more than is at first seen. Aim of ScienceWorks on metaphysics leave the grand point untouched. They never crown the power of 15Mind as the Messiah, nor do they carry the day against physical enemies, — even to the extinction of all belief in matter, evil, disease, and death, — nor insist upon the fact 18that God is all, therefore that matter is nothing beyond an image in mortal mind.

    Christian Science strongly emphasizes the thought that 21Divine personalityGod is not corporeal, but incorporeal, — that is, bodiless. Mortals are corporeal, but God is incorporeal.

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