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    Death is but another phase of the dream that existence can be material. Nothing can interfere with the 15Mortality vanquishedharmony of being nor end the existence of man in Science. Man is the same after as before a bone is broken or the body guillotined. If man 18is never to overcome death, why do the Scriptures say, “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death”? The tenor of the Word shows that we shall obtain the victory 21over death in proportion as we overcome sin. The great difficulty lies in ignorance of what God is. God, Life, Truth, and Love make man undying. Immortal Mind, 24governing all, must be acknowledged as supreme in the physical realm, so-called, as well as in the spiritual.

    Called to the bed of death, what material remedy has 27man when all such remedies have failed? Spirit is his No death nor inactionlast resort, but it should have been his first and only resort. The dream of death must 30be mastered by Mind here or hereafter. Thought will waken from its own material declaration, “I am dead,” to catch this trumpet-word of Truth, “There 428 428:1is no death, no inaction, diseased action, overaction, nor reaction.”

3    Life is real, and death is the illusion. A demonstration of the facts of Soul in Jesus’ way resolves the dark Vision openingvisions of material sense into harmony and 6immortality. Man’s privilege at this supreme moment is to prove the words of our Master: “If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.” To divest 9thought of false trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of being may appear, — this is the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep 12away the false and give place to the true. Thus we may establish in truth the temple, or body, “whose builder and maker is God.”

15    We should consecrate existence, not “to the unknown God” whom we “ignorantly worship,” but to the eternal Intelligent consecrationbuilder, the everlasting Father, to the Life 18 which mortal sense cannot impair nor mortal belief destroy. We must realize the ability of mental might to offset human misconceptions and to replace them 21with the life which is spiritual, not material.

    The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal. We must hold 24The present immortalityforever the consciousness of existence, and sooner or later, through Christ and Christian Science, we must master sin and death. The evidence 27of man’s immortality will become more apparent, as material beliefs are given up and the immortal facts of being are admitted.

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