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    It is vain to speak dishonestly of divine Science, which Excuses for ignorancedestroys all discord, when you can demonstrate 9the actuality of Science. It is unwise to doubt if reality is in perfect harmony with God, divine Principle,  — if Science, when understood and demonstrated, will 12destroy all discord, — since you admit that God is omnipotent; for from this premise it follows that good and its sweet concords have all-power.

15    Christian Science, properly understood, would disabuse the human mind of material beliefs which war Children and adultsagainst spiritual facts; and these material 18beliefs must be denied and cast out to make place for truth. You cannot add to the contents of a vessel already full. Laboring long to shake the adult’s 21faith in matter and to inculcate a grain of faith in God, — an inkling of the ability of Spirit to make the body harmonious, — the author has often remembered our Master’s 24love for little children, and understood how truly such as they belong to the heavenly kingdom.

    If thought is startled at the strong claim of Science 27for the supremacy of God, or Truth, and doubts the suAll evil unnaturalpremacy of good, ought we not, contrariwise, to be astounded at the vigorous claims 30of evil and doubt them, and no longer think it natural to love sin and unnatural to forsake it, — no longer imagine evil to be ever-present and good absent? Truth should 131 131:1not seem so surprising and unnatural as error, and error should not seem so real as truth. Sickness should not seem 3so real as health. There is no error in Science, and our lives must be governed by reality in order to be in harmony with God, the divine Principle of all being.

6    When once destroyed by divine Science, the false evidence before the corporeal senses disappears. Hence the The error of carnalityopposition of sensuous man to the Science of 9Soul and the significance of the Scripture, “The carnal mind is enmity against God.” The central fact of the Bible is the superiority of spiritual over physical power.

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