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    Physicians examine the pulse, tongue, lungs, to dis371371:1cover the condition of matter, when in fact all is Mind. The body is the substratum of mortal mind, 3Diagnosis of matterand this so-called mind must finally yield to the mandate of immortal Mind.

    Disquisitions on disease have a mental effect similar 6to that produced on children by telling ghost-stories in Ghost-stories inducing fearthe dark. By those uninstructed in Christian Science, nothing is really understood of material 9existence. Mortals are believed to be here without their consent and to be removed as involuntarily, not knowing why nor when. As frightened children look everywhere 12for the imaginary ghost, so sick humanity sees danger in every direction, and looks for relief in all ways except the right one. Darkness induces fear. The adult, in bond15age to his beliefs, no more comprehends his real being than does the child; and the adult must be taken out of his darkness, before he can get rid of the illusive suffer18ings which throng the gloaming. The way in divine Science is the only way out of this condition.

    I would not transform the infant at once into a 21man, nor would I keep the suckling a lifelong babe. Mind imparts purity, health, and beautyNo impossible thing do I ask when urging the claims of Christian Science; but because 24this teaching is in advance of the age, we should not deny our need of its spiritual unfoldment. Mankind will improve through Science and Christi27anity. The necessity for uplifting the race is father to the fact that Mind can do it; for Mind can impart purity instead of impurity, strength instead of weak30ness, and health instead of disease. Truth is an alterative in the entire system, and can make it “every whit whole.”

372:1    Remember, brain is not mind. Matter cannot be sick, and Mind is immortal. The mortal body is only an erro3Brain not intelligentneous mortal belief of mind in matter. What you call matter was originally error in solution, elementary mortal mind, — likened by Milton to 6“chaos and old night.” One theory about this mortal mind is, that its sensations can reproduce man, can form blood, flesh, and bones. The Science of being, in which 9all is divine Mind, or God and His idea, would be clearer in this age, but for the belief that matter is the medium of man, or that man can enter his own embodied thought, 12bind himself with his own beliefs, and then call his bonds material and name them divine law.

    When man demonstrates Christian Science absolutely, 15he will be perfect. He can neither sin, suffer, be subject Veritable successto matter, nor disobey the law of God. Therefore he will be as the angels in heaven. Chris18tian Science and Christianity are one. How, then, in Christianity any more than in Christian Science, can we believe in the reality and power of both Truth and error, 21Spirit and matter, and hope to succeed with contraries? Matter is not self-sustaining. Its false supports fail one after another. Matter succeeds for a period only by 24falsely parading in the vestments of law.

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