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drive mortals to seek and to find a higher sense of happiness
(Exercise of Mind faculties)
Life is deathless. Life is the origin and ultimate of
man, never attainable through death, but gained by walking
in the pathway of Truth both before and
after that which is called death. There is more
Christianity in seeing and hearing spiritually
than materially. There is more Science in the perpetual
exercise of the Mind-faculties than in their loss. Lost
they cannot be, while Mind remains. The apprehension
of this gave sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf centuries
ago, and it will repeat the wonder.
(Understanding versus belief)
Question 20. - You speak of belief. Who or what is it
( - Adam: The image and likeness of what God has not created,
namely, matter, sin, sickness, and death - )
( - Adam: The opposer of Truth, termed error - )
Answer. - Spirit is all-knowing; this precludes the
need of believing. Matter cannot believe, and Mind
understands. The body cannot believe. The
believer and belief are one and are mortal.
Christian evidence is founded on Science or
demonstrable Truth, flowing from immortal Mind, and
there is in reality no such thing as mortal mind. Mere
belief is blindness without Principle from which to explain
the reason of its hope. The belief that life is sentient
and intelligent matter is erroneous.
The Apostle James said, "Show me thy faith without
thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works."
The understanding that Life is God, Spirit, lengthens
our days by strengthening our trust in the deathless
reality of Life, its almightiness and immortality.
(Confirmation by healing)
This faith relies upon an understood Principle. This
Principle makes whole the diseased, and brings out the