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18    If there are material laws which prevent disease, what then causes it? Not divine law, for Jesus healed the sick and cast out error, always in opposition, never in 21obedience, to physics.

    Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered, for more than all others spiritual causation relates to 24Causation consideredhuman progress. The age seems ready to approach this subject, to ponder somewhat the supremacy of Spirit, and at least to touch the hem 27of Truth’s garment.

    The description of man as purely physical, or as both material and spiritual, — but in either case dependent 30upon his physical organization, — is the Pandora box, from which all ills have gone forth, especially despair. Matter, which takes divine power into its own hands and 171 171:1claims to be a creator, is a fiction, in which paganism and lust are so sanctioned by society that mankind has caught 3their moral contagion.

    Through discernment of the spiritual opposite of materiality, even the way through Christ, Truth, man will 6Paradise regainedreopen with the key of divine Science the gates of Paradise which human beliefs have closed, and will find himself unfallen, upright, pure, and free, 9not needing to consult almanacs for the probabilities either of his life or of the weather, not needing to study brainology to learn how much of a man he is.

12    Mind’s control over the universe, including man, is no longer an open question, but is demonstrable Science. A closed questionJesus illustrated the divine Principle and the 15power of immortal Mind by healing sickness and sin and destroying the foundations of death.

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