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to spiritual life, but includes all the phenomena of
existence. Jesus demonstrated this, healing the dying
and raising the dead. Mortal mind must part
with error, must put off itself with its deeds,
and immortal manhood, the Christ ideal, will appear.
Faith should enlarge its borders and strengthen its base
by resting upon Spirit instead of matter. When man
gives up his belief in death, he will advance more rapidly
towards God, Life, and Love. Belief in sickness and
death, as certainly as belief in sin, tends to shut out the
true sense of Life and health. When will mankind wake
to this great fact in Science?
I here present to my readers an allegory illustrative
of the law of divine Mind and of the supposed laws of matter
and hygiene, an allegory in which the plea of Christian
Science heals the sick.
(A mental court case)
Suppose a mental case to be on trial, as cases are tried
in court. A man is charged with having committed
liver-complaint. The patient feels ill, ruminates,
and the trial commences. Personal Sense is
the plaintiff. Mortal Man is the defendant. False Belief
is the attorney for Personal Sense. Mortal Minds, Materia
Medica, Anatomy, Physiology, Hypnotism, Envy,
Greed and Ingratitude, constitute the jury. The courtroom
is filled with interested spectators, and Judge
Medicine is on the bench.
The evidence for the prosecution being called for, a
witness testifies thus:-
I represent Health-laws. I was present on certain nights
when the prisoner, or patient, watched with a sick friend.
Although I have the superintendence of human affairs, I
was personally abused on those occasions. I was told that