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demonstration by which sin and sickness are destroyed.
The sects, which endured the lash of their predecessors,
in their turn lay it upon those who are in advance of
(Right views of humanity)
Take away wealth, fame, and social organizations,
which weigh not one jot in the balance of God, and we
get clearer views of Principle. Break up
cliques, level wealth with honesty, let worth
be judged according to wisdom, and we get better views
The wicked man is not the ruler of his upright
neighbor. Let it be understood that success in error is
defeat in Truth. The watchword of Christian Science
is Scriptural: "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the
unrighteous man his thoughts."
To ascertain our progress, we must learn where our
affections are placed and whom we acknowledge and
obey as God. If divine Love is becoming
nearer, dearer, and more real to us, matter is
then submitting to Spirit. The objects we pursue and
the spirit we manifest reveal our standpoint, and show
what we are winning.
Mortal mind is the acknowledged seat of human
motives. It forms material concepts and produces every
discordant action of the body. If action proceeds
from the divine Mind, action is
harmonious. If it comes from erring mortal mind, it is discordant
and ends in sin, sickness, death. Those two opposite
sources never mingle in fount or stream. The perfect
Mind sends forth perfection, for God is Mind. Imperfect
mortal mind sends forth its own resemblances, of
which the wise man said, "All is vanity."