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"The Spirit and the bride say, Come! . . . and whosoever
will, let him take the water of life freely." Christian
Science separates error from truth, and breathes
through the sacred pages the spiritual sense of
life, substance, and intelligence. In this Science, we discover
man in the image and likeness of God. We see that
man has never lost his spiritual estate and his eternal
(The clouds dissolving)
How little light or heat reach our earth when clouds
cover the sun's face! So Christian Science can be seen
only as the clouds of corporeal sense roll away.
Earth has little light or joy for mortals before
Life is spiritually learned. Every agony of mortal error
helps error to destroy error, and so aids the apprehension
of immortal Truth. This is the new birth going on
hourly, by which men may entertain angels, the true
ideas of God, the spiritual sense of being.
(Prediction of a naturalist)
Speaking of the origin of mortals, a famous naturalist
says: "It is very possible that many general statements
now current, about birth and generation, will
be changed with the progress of information."
Had the naturalist, through his tireless researches, gained
the diviner side in Christian Science, - so far apart from
his material sense of animal growth and organization, -
he would have blessed the human race more abundantly.
(Methods of reproduction)
Natural history is richly endowed by the labors and
genius of great men. Modern discoveries have brought
to light important facts in regard to so-called
embryonic life. Agassiz declares ("Methods
of Study in Natural History," page 275): "Certain animals,
besides the ordinary process of generation, also
increase their numbers naturally and constantly by self-division."