To-day, as oft,
away from sin
Christ summons thee!
Truth pleads to-night: Just take Me in!
No mass for Me!
- And God
leadeth us not into temptation,
but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.
Chapter 14 - Recapitulation
Where the spirit of God is, and there is no place where God is
not, evil becomes nothing, - the opposite of the something of
Spirit. If there is no spiritual reflection, then there remains
only the darkness of vacuity and not a trace of heavenly tints.
(Spiritual existence the one fact)
For right reasoning there should be but one fact before the
thought, namely, spiritual existence. In reality there is no
other existence, since Life cannot be united to its unlikeness,
mortality. (S&H 492:3)
Man is tributary to God, Spirit, and to
nothing else. God's
being is infinity, freedom, harmony, and boundless bliss. "Where
the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Like the
archpriests of yore, man is free "to enter into the holiest," -
the realm of God.
Material sense never helps mortals to understand Spirit, God.
As used in Christian Science, Soul is properly the synonym of Spirit, or
God; but out of Science, soul is identical with sense, with
material sensation. (S&H 482)
Manual: 14 - Committee on Publication