STEPS TOWARD PERFECTION

The tenth chapter of Hebrews presents in a wonderful way the steps taken by mankind in their seemingly slow progress from sense to Soul. The ceremonial law is referred to as "having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things," so that it could never make any one perfect. While it is true that the sacrifices of the Mosaic ritual may have served as strong reminders of the penalties entailed by violations of the moral law, yet the apostle recalls the words of the psalmist, that God did not require these sacrifices, neither had He pleasure therein, for the reason that they "can never take away sins."

The requirement of Truth is, however, clearly presented in the statement that the divine law is to be written upon the hearts and minds of awakening humanity, the "Holy Ghost" being a witness to this new covenant. Here it may be well for us to ponder the spiritual definition of this divine manifestation, as given on page 588 of Science and Health, viz.: "Divine Science; the development of eternal Life, Truth, and Love." It cannot be denied that the Holy Ghost, or divine Science, is today witnessing to the unfoldment of the new covenant which takes away sin, sickness, and the fear of death, revealing the "new and living way" to the holy place of Truth and Love,—"the secret place of the most High." As we read these promises we have a glimpse of the faith which inspired Whittier to write:

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