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inanimate drugs to the criminal misuse of human willpower,
is to drop from the platform of common manhood
into the very mire of iniquity, to work against the free
course of honesty and justice, and to push vainly against
the current running heavenward.
Like our nation, Christian Science has its Declaration
of Independence. God has endowed man with inalienable
rights, among which are self-government,
reason, and conscience. Man is properly self-governed
only when he is guided rightly and governed by
his Maker, divine Truth and Love.
Man's rights are invaded when the divine order is interfered
with, and the mental trespasser incurs the divine
penalty due this crime.
Let this age, which sits in judgment on Christian
Science, sanction only such methods as are demonstrable
in Truth and known by their fruit, and classify
all others as did St. Paul in his great epistle
to the Galatians, when he wrote as follows:
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are
these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath,
strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness,
revellings and such like: of the which I tell you before,
as I have also told you in time past, that they which do
such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against
such there is no law."