Mistaking his origin and nature, man believes himself to
be combined matter and Spirit. He believes that Spirit
is sifted through matter, carried on a nerve, exposed
to ejection by the operation of matter.
The intellectual, the moral, the spiritual, - yea, the image
of infinite Mind, - subject to non-intelligence!
No more sympathy exists between the flesh and Spirit
than between Belial and Christ.
The so-called laws of matter are nothing but false beliefs
that intelligence and life are present where Mind
is not. These false beliefs are the procuring cause of all
sin and disease. The opposite truth, that intelligence and
life are spiritual, never material, destroys sin, sickness,
The fundamental error lies in the supposition that man
is a material outgrowth and that the cognizance of good
or evil, which he has through the bodily senses, constitutes
his happiness or misery.
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