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reasonable as the second, that Mind and matter coexist
and cooperate. One only of the following statements can
be true: (1) that everything is matter; (2) that everything
is Mind. Which one is it?
Matter and Mind are opposites. One is contrary to
the other in its very nature and essence; hence both cannot
be real. If one is real, the other must be unreal. Only
by understanding that there is but one power, - not two
powers, matter and Mind, - are scientific and logical
conclusions reached. Few deny the hypothesis that intelligence,
apart from man and matter, governs the universe;
and it is generally admitted that this intelligence
is the eternal Mind or divine Principle, Love.
The prophets of old looked for something higher than
the systems of their times; hence their foresight
of the new dispensation of Truth. But
they knew not what would be the precise nature of the
teaching and demonstration of God, divine Mind, in His
more infinite meanings, - the demonstration which was
to destroy sin, sickness, and death, establish the definition
of omnipotence, and maintain the Science of Spirit.
The pride of priesthood is the prince of this world. It
has nothing in Christ. Meekness and charity have divine
authority. Mortals think wickedly; consequently they
are wicked. They think sickly thoughts, and so become
sick. If sin makes sinners, Truth and Love alone can
unmake them. If a sense of disease produces suffering
and a sense of ease antidotes suffering, disease is mental,
not material. Hence the fact that the human mind alone
suffers, is sick, and that the divine Mind alone heals.
The life of Christ Jesus was not miraculous, but it was
indigenous to his spirituality, - the good soil wherein the