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not seem so surprising and unnatural as error, and error
should not seem so real as truth. Sickness should not seem
so real as health. There is no error in Science, and our
lives must be governed by reality in order to be in harmony
with God, the divine Principle of all being.
(The error of carnality)
When once destroyed by divine Science, the false evidence
before the corporeal senses disappears. Hence the
opposition of sensuous man to the Science of
Soul and the significance of the Scripture, "The
carnal mind is enmity against God." The central fact of
the Bible is the superiority of spiritual over physical power.
Must Christian Science come through the Christian
churches as some persons insist? This Science has come
already, after the manner of God's appointing,
but the churches seem not ready to receive
it, according to the Scriptural saying, "He came
unto his own, and his own received him not." Jesus once
said: "I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and
earth, that Thou hast hid these things from the wise
and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even
so, Father, for so it seemed good in Thy sight." As aforetime,
the spirit of the Christ, which taketh away the ceremonies
and doctrines of men, is not accepted until the
hearts of men are made ready for it.
(John the Baptist, and the Messiah)
The mission of Jesus confirmed prophecy, and explained
the so-called miracles of olden time as natural
demonstrations of the divine power, demonstrations
which were not understood. Jesus' works
established his claim to the Messiahship. In
reply to John's inquiry, "Art thou he that should come,"