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Unknown. That which spiritual sense alone comprehends,
and which is unknown to the material senses.
Paganism and agnosticism may define Deity as "the
great unknowable;" but Christian Science brings God
much nearer to man, and makes Him better known as
the All-in-all, forever near.
Paul saw in Athens an altar dedicated "to the unknown
God." Referring to it, he said to the Athenians: "Whom
therefore ye ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you."
(Acts xvii. 23.)
The rabbins believed that the stones in the breast-plate
of the high-priest had supernatural illumination,
but Christian Science reveals Spirit, not matter, as the
illuminator of all. The illuminations of Science give us
a sense of the nothingness of error, and they show the
spiritual inspiration of Love and Truth to be the only fit
preparation for admission to the presence and power of
the Most High.
Valley. Depression; meekness; darkness.
"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of
death, I will fear no evil." (Psalm xxiii. 4.)
Though the way is dark in mortal sense, divine Life
and Love illumine it, destroy the unrest of mortal thought,
the fear of death, and the supposed reality of error. Christian
Science, contradicting sense, maketh the valley to bud
and blossom as the rose.
Veil. A cover; concealment; hiding; hypocrisy.
The Jewish women wore veils over their faces in token