- 572 -
high only those who have washed their robes white in
obedience and suffering.
(Native nothingness of sin)
Thus we see, in both the first and last books of the
Bible, - in Genesis and in the Apocalypse, - that sin
is to be Christianly and scientifically reduced
to its native nothingness. "Love one another"
"(I John, iii. 23), is the most simple and profound
counsel of the inspired writer. In Science we are children
of God; but whatever is of material sense, or mortal,
belongs not to His children, for materiality is the
inverted image of spirituality.
(Fulfilment of the Law)
Love fulfils the law of Christian Science, and nothing
short of this divine Principle, understood and demonstrated,
can ever furnish the vision of the
Apocalypse, open the seven seals of error with
Truth, or uncover the myriad illusions of sin, sickness,
and death. Under the supremacy of Spirit, it will be seen
and acknowledged that matter must disappear.
(Man's present possibilities)
In Revelation xxi. 1 we read: -
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first
heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was
no more sea.
The Revelator had not yet passed the transitional
stage in human experience called death, but he already
saw a new heaven and a new earth. Through
what sense came this vision to St. John? Not
through the material visual organs for seeing, for optics
are inadequate to take in so wonderful a scene. Were this
new heaven and new earth terrestrial or celestial, material