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to Thomas. For him to believe in matter was no task,
but for him to conceive of the substantiality of Spirit -
to know that nothing can efface Mind and immortality, in
which Spirit reigns - was more difficult.
(What the senses originate)
Corporeal senses define diseases as realities; but the
Scriptures declare that God made all, even while the corporeal
senses are saying that matter causes
disease and the divine Mind cannot or will
not heal it. The material senses originate and
support all that is material, untrue, selfish, or debased.
They would put soul into soil, life into limbo, and doom
all things to decay. We must silence this lie of material
sense with the truth of spiritual sense. We must cause
the error to cease that brought the belief of sin and death
and would efface the pure sense of omnipotence.
(Sickness as discord)
Is the sick man sinful above all others? No! but
so far as he is discordant, he is not the image of God.
Weary of their material beliefs, from which
comes so much suffering, invalids grow more
spiritual, as the error - or belief that life is in matter -
yields to the reality of spiritual Life.
The Science of Mind denies the error of sensation in
matter, and heals with Truth. Medical science treats
disease as though disease were real, therefore right, and
attempts to heal it with matter. If disease is right it is
wrong to heal it. Material methods are temporary, and
are not adapted to elevate mankind.
The governor is not subjected to the governed. In
Science man is governed by God, divine Principle, as
numbers are controlled and proved by His laws. Intelligence
does not originate in numbers, but is manifested
through them. The body does not include soul, but manifests