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as mortals give up error for Truth and the understanding
of being supersedes mere belief. Until the
author of this book learned the vastness of
Christian Science, the fixedness of mortal illusions,
and the human hatred of Truth, she cherished
sanguine hopes that Christian Science would meet with
immediate and universal acceptance.
When the following platform is understood and the
letter and the spirit bear witness, the infallibility of divine
metaphysics will be demonstrated.
(-1- The deific supremacy)
I. God is infinite, the only Life, substance, Spirit, or
Soul, the only intelligence of the universe, including man.
Eye hath neither seen God nor His image and
likeness. Neither God nor the perfect man
can be discerned by the material senses. The individuality
of Spirit, or the infinite, is unknown, and thus a
knowledge of it is left either to human conjecture or to the
revelation of divine Science.
(-2- The deific definitions)
II. God is what the Scriptures declare Him to be, -
Life, Truth, Love. Spirit is divine Principle, and divine
Principle is Love, and Love is Mind, and
Mind is not both good and bad, for God is
Mind; therefore there is in reality one Mind only, because
there is one God.
(-3- Evil obsolete)
III. The notion that both evil and good are real is a
delusion of material sense, which Science annihilates.
Evil is nothing, no thing, mind, nor power.
As manifested by mankind it stands for a lie,
nothing claiming to be something, - for lust, dishonesty,
selfishness, envy, hypocrisy, slander, hate, theft, adultery,
murder, dementia, insanity, inanity, devil, hell, with all
the etceteras that word includes.