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sent?" If sent, how shall they preach, convert, and heal
multitudes, except the people hear?
(Spirituality of Scripture)
The spiritual sense of truth must be gained before
Truth can be understood. This sense is assimilated only
as we are honest, unselfish, loving, and meek.
In the soil of an "honest and good heart" the
seed must be sown; else it beareth not much fruit, for the
swinish element in human nature uproots it. Jesus said:
"Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures." The spiritual
sense of the Scriptures brings out the scientific sense, and
is the new tongue referred to in the last chapter of Mark's
Jesus' parable of "the sower" shows the care our
Master took not to impart to dull ears and gross hearts
the spiritual teachings which dulness and grossness could
not accept. Reading the thoughts of the people, he said:
"Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast
ye your pearls before swine."
It is the spiritualization of thought and Christianization
of daily life, in contrast with the results of the ghastly farce
of material existence; it is chastity and purity,
in contrast with the downward tendencies
and earthward gravitation of sensualism and impurity,
which really attest the divine origin and operation of Christian
Science. The triumphs of Christian Science are recorded
in the destruction of error and evil, from which are
propagated the dismal beliefs of sin, sickness, and death.
(God the Principle of all)
The divine Principle of the universe must interpret the
universe. God is the divine Principle of all that represents
Him and of all that really exists. Christian
Science, as demonstrated by Jesus, alone
reveals the natural, divine Principle of Science.