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his resurrection, and said: "Whosoever liveth and believeth
in me shall never die."
That saying of our Master, "I and my Father are one,"
separated him from the scholastic theology of the rabbis.
His better understanding of God was a rebuke
to them. He knew of but one Mind and laid
no claim to any other. He knew that the Ego was Mind
instead of body and that matter, sin, and evil were not
Mind; and his understanding of this divine Science
brought upon him the anathemas of the age.
(The true sonship)
The opposite and false views of the people hid from
their sense Christ's sonship with God. They could not
discern his spiritual existence. Their carnal
minds were at enmity with it. Their thoughts
were filled with mortal error, instead of with God's spiritual
idea as presented by Christ Jesus. The likeness of
God we lose sight of through sin, which beclouds the spiritual
sense of Truth; and we realize this likeness only
when we subdue sin and prove man's heritage, the liberty
of the sons of God.
Jesus' spiritual origin and understanding enabled him
to demonstrate the facts of being, - to prove irrefutably
how spiritual Truth destroys material error,
heals sickness, and overcomes death. The
divine conception of Jesus pointed to this truth and presented
an illustration of creation. The history of Jesus
shows him to have been more spiritual than all other
(Jesus as mediator)
Wearing in part a human form (that is, as it seemed
to mortal view), being conceived by a human mother,
Jesus was the mediator between Spirit and the flesh,
between Truth and error. Explaining and demonstrating