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and that man has a resurrection from dust; whereas
Science unfolds the eternal verity, that man is the spiritual,
eternal reflection of God.
Progress is born of experience. It is the ripening of
mortal man, through which the mortal is dropped for
the immortal. Either here or hereafter, suffering
or Science must destroy all illusions
regarding life and mind, and regenerate material sense
and self. The old man with his deeds must be put off.
Nothing sensual or sinful is immortal. The death of a
false material sense and of sin, not the death of organic
matter, is what reveals man and Life, harmonious, real,
The so-called pleasures and pains of matter perish,
and they must go out under the blaze of Truth, spiritual
sense, and the actuality of being. Mortal belief must lose
all satisfaction in error and sin in order to part with
Whether mortals will learn this sooner or later, and
how long they will suffer the pangs of destruction, depends
upon the tenacity of error.
The knowledge obtained from the corporeal senses
leads to sin and death. When the evidence of Spirit
and matter, Truth and error, seems to commingle,
it rests upon foundations which time
is wearing away. Mortal mind judges by the testimony
of the material senses, until Science obliterates this false
testimony. An improved belief is one step out of error,
and aids in taking the next step and in understanding
the situation in Christian Science.
(Belief an autocrat)
Mortal belief is a liar from the beginning, not deserving
power. It says to mortals, "You are wretched!" and they