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of divine Spirit. There, Man is adjudged innocent
of transgressing physical laws, because there are no such
laws. Our statute is spiritual, our Government is divine.
"Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?"
The Jury of Spiritual Senses agreed at once upon a
verdict, and there resounded throughout the vast audience-chamber
of Spirit the cry, Not guilty. Then
the prisoner rose up regenerated, strong, free.
We noticed, as he shook hands with his counsel, Christian
Science, that all sallowness and debility had
disappeared. His form was erect and commanding, his
countenance beaming with health and happiness. Divine
Love had cast out fear. Mortal Man, no longer sick
and in prison, walked forth, his feet "beautiful upon the
mountains," as of one "that bringeth good tidings."
(Christ the great physician)
Neither animal magnetism nor hypnotism enters into
the practice of Christian Science, in which truth cannot
be reversed, but the reverse of error is true.
An improved belief cannot retrograde. When
Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into
a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding,
and sin, disease, and death disappear. Christ, Truth,
gives mortals temporary food and clothing until the material,
transformed with the ideal, disappears, and man
is clothed and fed spiritually. St. Paul says, "Work
out your own salvation with fear and trembling:" Jesus
said, "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good
pleasure to give you the kingdom." This truth is
Christian Scientists, be a law to yourselves that mental
malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep or when