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of reverence and submission and in accordance with
The Judaic religion consisted mostly of rites and
ceremonies. The motives and affections of a man were of
little value, if only he appeared unto men to fast. The
great Nazarene, as meek as he was mighty, rebuked the
hypocrisy, which offered long petitions for blessings upon
material methods, but cloaked the crime, latent in thought,
which was ready to spring into action and crucify God's
anointed. The martyrdom of Jesus was the culminating
sin of Pharisaism. It rent the veil of the temple. It revealed
the false foundations and superstructures of superficial
religion, tore from bigotry and superstition their
coverings, and opened the sepulchre with divine Science,
- immortality and Love.
Wilderness. Loneliness; doubt; darkness. Spontaneity
of thought and idea; the vestibule in which a
material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense
unfolds the great facts of existence.
Will. The motive-power of error; mortal belief; animal
power. The might and wisdom of God.
"For this is the will of God." (I Thessalonians
Will, as a quality of so-called mortal mind, is a wrongdoer;
hence it should not be confounded with the term
as applied to Mind or to one of God's qualities.
Wind. That which indicates the might of omnipotence
and the movements of God's spiritual government,
encompassing all things. Destruction; anger; mortal