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Ears. Not organs of the so-called corporeal senses,
but spiritual understanding.
Jesus said, referring to spiritual perception, "Having
ears, hear ye not?" (Mark viii. 18.)
Earth. A sphere; a type of eternity and immortality,
which are likewise without beginning or end.
To material sense, earth is matter; to spiritual sense,
it is a compound idea.
Elias. Prophecy; spiritual evidence opposed to material
sense; Christian Science, with which can be discerned
the spiritual fact of whatever the material senses behold;
the basis of immortality.
"Elias truly shall first come and restore all things."
(Matthew xvii. 11.)
Error. See chapter on Recapitulation, page 472.
(EUPHRATES - river)
Euphrates (river). Divine Science encompassing
the universe and man; the true idea of God; a type
of the glory which is to come; metaphysics taking the
place of physics; the reign of righteousness. The atmosphere
of human belief before it accepts sin, sickness, or
death; a state of mortal thought, the only error of which
is limitation; finity; the opposite of infinity.
Eve. A beginning; mortality; that which does not
last forever; a finite belief concerning life, substance,
and intelligence in matter; error; the belief that the human
race originated materially instead of spiritually, -
that man started first from dust, second from a rib, and
third from an egg.