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3    I saw that the law of mortal belief included all error, and that, even as oppressive laws are disputed and morHigher law ends bondagetals are taught their right to freedom, so the 6claims of the enslaving senses must be denied and superseded. The law of the divine Mind must end human bondage, or mortals will continue unaware 9of man’s inalienable rights and in subjection to hopeless slavery, because some public teachers permit an ignorance of divine power, — an ignorance that 12is the foundation of continued bondage and of human suffering.

    Discerning the rights of man, we cannot fail to fore15see the doom of all oppression. Slavery is not the legitiNative freedommate state of man. God made man free. Paul said, “I was free born.” All men should 18be free. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” Love and Truth make free, but evil and error lead into captivity.

21    Christian Science raises the standard of liberty and cries: “Follow me! Escape from the bondage of sickStandard of libertyness, sin, and death!” Jesus marked out the 24way. Citizens of the world, accept the “glorious liberty of the children of God,” and be free! This is your divine right. The illusion of material sense, not 27divine law, has bound you, entangled your free limbs, crippled your capacities, enfeebled your body, and defaced the tablet of your being.

30    If God had instituted material laws to govern man, disobedience to which would have made man ill, Jesus would not have disregarded those laws by healing in 228 228:1direct opposition to them and in defiance of all material conditions.

3    The transmission of disease or of certain idiosyncrasies of mortal mind would be impossible if this great fact No fleshly heredityof being were learned, — namely, that nothing 6inharmonious can enter being, for Life is God. Heredity is a prolific subject for mortal belief to pin theories upon; but if we learn that nothing is real but the 9right, we shall have no dangerous inheritances, and fleshly ills will disappear.

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