Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Mary Baker Eddy

CHAPTER - Recapitulation

- 478 -


there can be, no such division, for man is coexistent with God.

(A vacant domicile)
What evidence of Soul or of immortality have you within mortality? Even according to the teachings of natural science, man has never beheld Spirit or Soul leaving a body or entering it. What basis is there for the theory of indwelling spirit, except the claim of mortal belief? What would be thought of the declaration that a house was inhabited, and by a certain class of persons, when no such persons were ever seen to go into the house or to come out of it, nor were they even visible through the windows? Who can see a soul in the body?

(Harmonious functions)
Question 16. - Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is there intelligence in matter?

( - Adam: A product of nothing as the mimicry od something - )

Answer. - No, not if God is true and mortal man a liar. The assertion that there can be pain or pleasure in matter is erroneous. That body is most harmonious in which the discharge of the natural functions is least noticeable. How can intelligence dwell in matter when matter is non-intelligent and brain-lobes cannot think? Matter cannot perform the functions of Mind. Error says, "I am man;" but this belief is mortal and far from actual. From beginning to end, whatever is mortal is composed of material human beliefs and of nothing else. That only is real which reflects God. St. Paul said, "But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by His grace, . . . I conferred not with flesh and blood."

(Immortal birthright)
Mortal man is really a self-contradictory phrase, for man is not mortal, "neither indeed can be;" man is

Previous Page - || - Chapters Index - || - Next Page