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    Man-made doctrines are waning. They have not waxed 15strong in times of trouble. Devoid of the Christ-power, Absence of Christ-powerhow can they illustrate the doctrines of Christ or the miracles of grace? Denial of the possi18bility of Christian healing robs Christianity of the very element, which gave it divine force and its astonishing and unequalled success in the first century.

21    The true Logos is demonstrably Christian Science, the natural law of harmony which overcomes discord, — not Basis of miraclesbecause this Science is supernatural or pre24ternatural, nor because it is an infraction of divine law, but because it is the immutable law of God, good. Jesus said: “I knew that Thou hearest me al27ways;” and he raised Lazarus from the dead, stilled the tempest, healed the sick, walked on the water. There is divine authority for believing in the superiority of 30spiritual power over material resistance.

    A miracle fulfils God’s law, but does not violate that law. This fact at present seems more mysterious than 135 135:1the miracle itself. The Psalmist sang: “What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? Thou Jordan, 3Lawful wondersthat thou wast driven back? Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, and ye little hills, like lambs? Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the 6Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.” The miracle introduces no disorder, but unfolds the primal order, establishing the Science of God’s unchangeable law. 9Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.

    The same power which heals sin heals also sickness. 12This is “the beauty of holiness,” that when Truth heals Fear and sickness identicalthe sick, it casts out evils, and when Truth casts out the evil called disease, it heals the 15sick. When Christ cast out the devil of dumbness, “it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake.” There is to-day danger of repeating 18the offence of the Jews by limiting the Holy One of Israel and asking: “Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?” What cannot God do?

21    It has been said, and truly, that Christianity must be Science, and Science must be Christianity, else one or the The unity of Science and Christianityother is false and useless; but neither is unim24portant or untrue, and they are alike in demonstration. This proves the one to be identical with the other. Christianity as Jesus taught it was not 27a creed, nor a system of ceremonies, nor a special gift from a ritualistic Jehovah; but it was the demonstration of divine Love casting out error and healing the sick, 30not merely in the name of Christ, or Truth, but in demonstration of Truth, as must be the case in the cycles of divine light.

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