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15    Beyond the frail premises of human beliefs, above the loosening grasp of creeds, the demonstration of Christian Revelation of ScienceMind-healing stands a revealed and practical 18Science. It is imperious throughout all ages as Christ’s revelation of Truth, of Life, and of Love, which remains inviolate for every man to understand and to 21practise.

    For centuries — yea, always — natural science has not been considered a part of any religion, Christianity not 24Science as foreign to all religionexcepted. Even now multitudes consider that which they call science has no proper connection with faith and piety. Mystery does 27not enshroud Christ’s teachings, and they are not theoretical and fragmentary, but practical and complete; and being practical and complete, they are not deprived of 30their essential vitality.

    The way through which immortality and life are learned is not ecclesiastical but Christian, not human but divine, 99 99:1not physical but metaphysical, not material but scientifically spiritual. Human philosophy, ethics, and super3Key to the kingdomstition afford no demonstrable divine Principle by which mortals can escape from sin; yet to escape from sin, is what the Bible demands. “Work 6out your own salvation with fear and trembling,” says the apostle, and he straightway adds: “for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good 9pleasure” (Philippians ii. 12, 13). Truth has furnished the key to the kingdom, and with this key Christian Science has opened the door of the human understanding. 12None may pick the lock nor enter by some other door. The ordinary teachings are material and not spiritual. Christian Science teaches only that which is spiritual and 15divine, and not human. Christian Science is unerring and Divine; the human sense of things errs because it is human.

18    Those individuals, who adopt theosophy, spiritualism, or hypnotism, may possess natures above some others who eschew their false beliefs. Therefore my contest is 21not with the individual, but with the false system. I love mankind, and shall continue to labor and to endure.

    The calm, strong currents of true spirituality, the 24manifestations of which are health, purity, and self-immolation, must deepen human experience, until the beliefs of material existence are seen to be a bald imposi27tion, and sin, disease, and death give everlasting place to the scientific demonstration of divine Spirit and to God’s spiritual, perfect man.

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