Truth will be to us "the resurrection and the life" only
as it destroys all error and the belief that Mind, the only
immortality of man, can be fettered by the
body, and Life be controlled by death. A sinful,
sick, and dying mortal is not the likeness of God, the
perfect and eternal.
Matter is the primitive belief of mortal mind, because
this so-called mind has no cognizance of Spirit. To
mortal mind, matter is substantial, and evil is
real. The so-called senses of mortals are material.
Hence the so-called life of mortals is dependent on
Explaining the origin of material man and mortal mind,
Jesus said: "Why do ye not understand my speech?
Even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your
father, the devil [evil], and the lusts of your father ye will
do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode
not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When
he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar,
and the father of it."
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