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C. S. Literature.—The Journal and Publishing Society

From the April 1890 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The Old Testament mostly expresses the longings of humanity for its "Princely Leader" [Rotherham's version.] out of the prison house of sense, and mirrors the glories of His kingdom. His words and acts in the New are realizations of Divine Science—the new Jerusalem— the sure foundations of the "coming age," or sense, of full understanding. Jesus said "An hour comes when no longer in proverbs will I speak to you; but with plainness of speech, concerning the Father (Spirit) will I report to you." * Science reveals Jesus' "Ascension" as a "supremely natural" fact the disappearance to material sense that awaits each one of us. Perfect consciousness—full understanding—of Spirit was "the cloud that received him out of their sight." He "shall so come in like manner as ye beheld him going into heaven," can then, only refer to that promised fulness of understanding through which he became invisible to mortal sense, and of which the revelation in Science and Health is the "coming to pass."

The tendency among all believers in Science to thus accept Science and Health is the most prominent fact in its later developments. Many have reached this point through experience in error, loss of demonstration, and beliefs of suffering. Divine logic is thus hushing the voice of error so often heard a year or more ago—"Isn't the Science just as good if it comes through some one else as when it is learned from that book?"

A daughter said as she was passing out, "Mother, we won't be sorry, for our bodies only keep us apart." In the measure that organizations—the larger personalities of material sense— have disappeared, the attractive power of Love has been manifested. The perception is becoming clearer that in the understanding of Spirit all are "members one of another "; the "I am of Paul, and I of Apollos," is giving way to the sense that Christ, Truth, has not "become divided."

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