are the demands of the Science of Soul?
The first demand of this Science is,
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me." This me
is Spirit. Therefore the command means this: Thou shalt have no
intelligence, no life, no substance, no truth, no love, but that which is
spiritual. The second is like unto it, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor
as thyself." It should be thoroughly understood that all men have one
Mind, one God and Father, one Life, Truth, and Love. Mankind will become
perfect in proportion as this fact becomes apparent, war will cease and
the true brotherhood of man will be established. Having no other gods,
turning to no other but the one perfect Mind to guide him, man is the
likeness of God, pure and eternal, having that Mind which was also in
not confined in body
Science reveals Spirit, Soul, as not in the
body, and God as not in man but as reflected by man. The greater cannot be
in the lesser. The belief that the greater can be in the lesser is an
error that works ill. This is a leading point in the Science of Soul, that
Principle is not in its idea. Spirit, Soul, is not confined in man, and is
never in matter. We reason imperfectly from effect to cause, when we
conclude that matter is the effect of Spirit; but a
priori reasoning shows material existence to be
enigmatical. Spirit gives the true mental idea. We cannot interpret
Spirit, Mind, through matter. Matter neither sees, hears, nor feels.
Reasoning from cause to effect in the
Science of Mind, we begin with Mind, which must be understood through the
idea which expresses it and cannot be learned from its opposite, matter.
Thus we arrive at Truth, or intelligence, which evolves its own unerring
idea and never can be coordinate with human illusions. If Soul sinned, it
would be mortal, for sin is mortality's self, because it kills itself. If
Truth is immortal, error must be mortal, because error is unlike Truth.
Because Soul is immortal, Soul cannot sin, for sin is not the eternal
verity of being.
The opposite of good,--of God and His creation.
is the scientific statement of being?
- There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is
infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all.
Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and
eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His
image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.
Lesson topic: SPIRIT
Rolf A. F.