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authenticate all the others. A simple statement of Christian
Science, if demonstrated by healing, contains the
proof of all here said of Christian Science. If
one of the statements in this book is true, every
one must be true, for not one departs from the stated system
and rule. You can prove for yourself, dear reader,
the Science of healing, and so ascertain if the author has
given you the correct interpretation of Scripture.
The late Louis Agassiz, by his microscopic examination
of a vulture's ovum, strengthens the thinker's conclusions
as to the scientific theory of creation. Agassiz
was able to see in the egg the earth's atmosphere,
the gathering clouds, the moon and stars, while the
germinating speck of so-called embryonic life seemed a
small sun. In its history of mortality, Darwin's theory
of evolution from a material basis is more consistent than
most theories. Briefly, this is Darwin's theory, - that
Mind produces its opposite, matter, and endues matter
with power to recreate the universe, including man. Material
evolution implies that the great First Cause must
become material, and afterwards must either return to
Mind or go down into dust and nothingness.
(True theory of the universe)
The Scriptures are very sacred. Our aim must be to
have them understood spiritually, for only by this understanding
can truth be gained. The true theory
of the universe, including man, is not in
material history but in spiritual development.
Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and
mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and
It is this spiritual perception of Scripture, which lifts
humanity out of disease and death and inspires faith.