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in illusion or error. That which is real, is sustained
Vertebrata, articulata, mollusca, and radiata are mortal
and material concepts classified, and are supposed to
possess life and mind. These false beliefs
will disappear, when the radiation of Spirit
destroys forever all belief in intelligent matter. Then
will the new heaven and new earth appear, for the former
things will have passed away.
(The Christian's privilege)
Mortal belief infolds the conditions of sin. Mortal
belief dies to live again in renewed forms, only to go out
at last forever; for life everlasting is not to be
gained by dying. Christian Science may absorb
the attention of sage and philosopher, but
the Christian alone can fathom it. It is made known
most fully to him who understands best the divine Life.
Did the origin and the enlightenment of the race come
from the deep sleep which fell upon Adam? Sleep is
darkness, but God's creative mandate was, "Let there be
light." In sleep, cause and effect are mere illusions.
They seem to be something, but are not. Oblivion and
dreams, not realities, come with sleep. Even so goes on
the Adam-belief, of which mortal and material life is the
(Ontology versus physiology)
Ontology receives less attention than physiology. Why?
Because mortal mind must waken to spiritual
life before it cares to solve the problem of
being, hence the author's experience; but when
that awakening comes, existence will be on a new standpoint.
It is related that a father plunged his infant babe, only
a few hours old, into the water for several minutes, and