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reliance on God, omnipotent Mind, and according to belief,
poisons the human system. Truth is not the basis of
theogony. Modes of matter form neither a moral nor a
spiritual system. The discord which calls for material
methods is the result of the exercise of faith in material
modes, - faith in matter instead of in Spirit.
Did Jesus understand the economy of man less than
Graham or Cutter? Christian ideas certainly present
what human theories exclude - the Principle
of man's harmony. The text, "Whosoever
liveth and believeth in me shall never die," not only contradicts
human systems, but points to the self-sustaining
and eternal Truth.
The demands of Truth are spiritual, and reach the
body through Mind. The best interpreter of man's needs
said: "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat,
or what ye shall drink."
If there are material laws which prevent disease, what
then causes it? Not divine law, for Jesus healed the
sick and cast out error, always in opposition, never in
obedience, to physics.
Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered,
for more than all others spiritual causation relates to
human progress. The age seems ready to
approach this subject, to ponder somewhat
the supremacy of Spirit, and at least to touch the hem
of Truth's garment.
The description of man as purely physical, or as both
material and spiritual, - but in either case dependent
upon his physical organization, - is the Pandora box,
from which all ills have gone forth, especially despair.
Matter, which takes divine power into its own hands and