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    Spirit is the life, substance, and continuity of all things. We tread on forces. Withdraw them, and 27creation must collapse. Human knowledge calls them forces of matter; but divine Science declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in this 30Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and classification.

    The elements and functions of the physical body and 125 125:1of the physical world will change as mortal mind changes its beliefs. What is now considered the best condition 3Corporeal changesfor organic and functional health in the human body may no longer be found indispensable to health. Moral conditions will be found always har6monious and health-giving. Neither organic inaction nor overaction is beyond God’s control; and man will be found normal and natural to changed mortal thought, 9and therefore more harmonious in his manifestations than he was in the prior states which human belief created and sanctioned.

12    As human thought changes from one stage to another of conscious pain and painlessness, sorrow and joy, — from fear to hope and from faith to understand15ing, — the visible manifestation will at last be man governed by Soul, not by material sense. Reflecting God’s government, man is self-governed. When subordinate 18to the divine Spirit, man cannot be controlled by sin or death, thus proving our material theories about laws of health to be valueless.

21    The seasons will come and go with changes of time and tide, cold and heat, latitude and longitude. The agriThe time and tideculturist will find that these changes cannot 24affect his crops. “As a vesture shalt Thou change them and they shall be changed.” The mariner will have dominion over the atmosphere and the great 27deep, over the fish of the sea and the fowls of the air. The astronomer will no longer look up to the stars, — he will look out from them upon the universe; and the 30florist will find his flower before its seed.

    Thus matter will finally be proved nothing more than a mortal belief, wholly inadequate to affect a man 126 126:1through its supposed organic action or supposed existence. Error will be no longer used in stating truth. The 3Mortal nothingnessproblem of nothingness, or “dust to dust,” will be solved, and mortal mind will be without form and void, for mortality will cease when man beholds 6himself God’s reflection, even as man sees his reflection in a glass.

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