Jesus gave but one rule in his teaching by which his...

Mining Gazette (Houghton, Mich.)

Jesus gave but one rule in his teaching by which his followers could be known as such. He said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments;" not in word only, but in spirit and in deed. "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

He explained over and again to his disciples that the signs by which those persons were to be known who believed on (understood) him and his teachings were these: "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils" (evils), etc. These were the only accredited signs of true believer on the Christ, in the early Church, and it follows that if men again become obedient to all the commands of the Master, the same signs will be manifested as of old. Jesus was the greatest teacher the world ever knew, for he understood and demonstrated scientifically the true relation between God and His idea,—spiritual man. He saw with spiritual understanding through and beyond the mask of mortality which the world calls man, and recognized only the true or spiritual man, always perfect and harmonious, whose birthright is dominion over all his environment. It is this spiritual understanding for which Christian Scientists are striving to-day, and although they have but touched the hem of Christ's garment of spirituality, in so far as they have gained the understanding they are doing his works.

The world has been delving for ages in matter, and the clergy have been preaching for centuries on different plans of getting mortal man into heaven after death. Some even go so far as to attempt to explain how the many particles of the mortal body will be re-united, forgetting meanwhile the statements of Scripture. "The kingdom of God is within you," and "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God."

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