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mildly, but he increases in falsehood and his days
become shorter. In this development, the immortal,
spiritual law of Truth is made manifest
as forever opposed to mortal, material sense.
In divine Science, man is sustained by God, the divine
Principle of being. The earth, at God's command, brings
forth food for man's use. Knowing this, Jesus
once said, "Take no thought for your life,
what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink,"-presuming
not on the prerogative of his creator, but recognizing God,
the Father and Mother of all, as able to feed and clothe
man as He doth the lilies.
Genesis iii. 4, 5. And the serpent said unto the woman,
Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened; and ye shall
be as gods, knowing good and evil.
This myth represents error as always asserting its superiority
over truth, giving the lie to divine Science and
saying, through the material senses: "I can
open your eyes. I can do what God has not
done for you. Bow down to me and have another god.
Only admit that I am real, that sin and sense are more
pleasant to the eyes than spiritual Life, more to be desired
than Truth, and I shall know you, and you will be
mine." Thus Spirit and flesh war.
The history of error is a dream-narrative. The dream
has no reality, no intelligence, no mind; therefore the
dreamer and dream are one, for neither is
true nor real. First, this narrative supposes
that something springs from nothing, that matter precedes
mind. Second, it supposes that mind enters matter,