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    If, as is indisputably true, “God is Spirit,” and Spirit is our Father and Mother, and that which it includes is 6all that is real and eternal, when evil seems to predominate and divine light to be obscured, free moral agency is lost; and the Revelator’s vision, that “no man might 9buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name,” is imminent.

    Whoever is mentally manipulating human mind, and 12is not gaining a higher sense of Truth by it, is losing in the scale of moral and spiritual being, and may be carried to the depths of perdition by his own consent. He 15who refuses to be influenced by any but the divine Mind, commits his way to God, and rises superior to suggestions from an evil source. Christian Science shows that 18there is a way of escape from the latter-day ultimatum of evil, through scientific truth; so that all are without excuse.

21    Already I clearly recognize that mental malpractice, if persisted in, will end in insanity, dementia, or moral idiocy. Thank God! this evil can be resisted by true 24Christianity. Divine Love is our hope, strength, and shield. We have nothing to fear when Love is at the helm of thought, but everything to enjoy on earth and 27in heaven.

    The systematized centres of Christian Science are life-giving fountains of truth. Our churches, The Christian 30Science Journal, and the Christian Science Quarterly, are prolific sources of spiritual power whose intellectual, moral, and spiritual animus is felt throughout the land. 114 114:1Our Publishing Society, and our Sunday Lessons, are of inestimable value to all seekers after Truth. The Com3mittee on Sunday School Lessons cannot give too much time and attention to their task, and should spare no research in the preparation of the Quarterly as an educa6tional branch.

    The teachers of Christian Science need to watch incessantly the trend of their own thoughts; watch that these 9be not secretly robbed, and themselves misguided, and so made to misteach others. Teachers must conform strictly to the rules of divine Science announced in the 12Bible and their textbook, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.” They must themselves practise, and teach others to practise, the Hebrew Decalogue, the Ser15mon on the Mount, and the understanding and enunciation of these according to Christ.

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