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can be forgiven when it is not forsaken, is as foolish as
straining out gnats and swallowing camels.
The scientific unity which exists between God and man
must be wrought out in life-practice, and God's will must
be universally done.
If men would bring to bear upon the study of the
Science of Mind half the faith they bestow upon the so-called
pains and pleasures of material sense,
they would not go on from bad to worse,
until disciplined by the prison and the scaffold; but
the whole human family would be redeemed through
the merits of Christ, - through the perception and acceptance
of Truth. For this glorious result Christian
Science lights the torch of spiritual understanding.
Outside of this Science all is mutable; but immortal
man, in accord with the divine Principle of his being,
God, neither sins, suffers, nor dies. The days
of our pilgrimage will multiply instead of diminish,
when God's kingdom comes on earth; for the
true way leads to Life instead of to death, and earthly
experience discloses the finity of error and the infinite
capacities of Truth, in which God gives man dominion
over all the earth.
(Belief and practice)
Our beliefs about a Supreme Being contradict the
practice growing out of them. Error abounds where
Truth should "much more abound." We
admit that God has almighty power, is "a
very present help in trouble;" and yet we rely on a drug
or hypnotism to heal disease, as if senseless matter or erring
mortal mind had more power than omnipotent Spirit.
(Sure reward of righteousness)
Common opinion admits that a man may take cold in
the act of doing good, and that this cold may produce