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    Lulled by stupefying illusions, the world is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours. 30Spiritual awakeningMaterial sense does not unfold the facts of existence; but spiritual sense lifts human consciousness into eternal Truth. Humanity advances 96 96:1slowly out of sinning sense into spiritual understanding; unwillingness to learn all things rightly, binds Christen3dom with chains.

    Love will finally mark the hour of harmony, and spiritualization will follow, for Love is Spirit. Before error 6The darkest hours of allis wholly destroyed, there will be interruptions of the general material routine. Earth will become dreary and desolate, but summer and winter, 9seedtime and harvest (though in changed forms), will continue unto the end, — until the final spiritualization of all things. “The darkest hour precedes the dawn.”

12    This material world is even now becoming the arena for conflicting forces. On one side there will be discord Arena of contestand dismay; on the other side there will be 15Science and peace. The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new 18phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth.

21    Mortal error will vanish in a moral chemicalization. This mental fermentation has begun, and will continue until all errors of belief yield to understanding. Belief is 24changeable, but spiritual understanding is changeless.

    As this consummation draws nearer, he who has shaped his course in accordance with divine Science 27Millennial glorywill endure to the end. As material knowledge diminishes and spiritual understanding increases, real objects will be apprehended mentally 30instead of materially.

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