First Degree: Depravity.
PHYSICAL. Evil beliefs, passions and appetites, fear,
depraved will, self-justification, pride, envy, deceit,
hatred, revenge, sin, sickness, disease,
Second Degree: Evil beliefs disappearing.
MORAL. Humanity, honesty, affection, compassion,
hope, faith, meekness, temperance.
Third Degree: Understanding.
SPIRITUAL. Wisdom, purity, spiritual understanding,
spiritual power, love, health, holiness.
In the third degree mortal mind disappears, and man as
God's image appears. Science so reverses the evidence
before the corporeal human senses, as to make
this Scriptural testimony true in our hearts,
"The last shall be first, and the first last," so that God
and His idea may be to us what divinity really is and
must of necessity be, - all-inclusive.
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