The revolt today against either intellectualism or determinism...

The Yorkshire Post

The revolt today against either intellectualism or determinism is caused wholly and solely by the fact that men are beginning to understand more clearly the correct nature of that infinitely good cause which we call God, and are perceiving more definitely than ever that an infinitely good cause could only produce an infinitely good effect. This effect of the one cause must be true being, or spiritual being, the understanding of which is true faith, and alone can lead mankind out of intellectualism or any form of philosophy based on the wisdom of this world.

Today, we find medical systems seeking the remedy for disease more and more in mental means and less in material remedies, and we find in the churches a decided return to what was anciently termed faith, but what is in its truest sense thinking on a higher plane; that is, in the realm of true being, or spiritual being, and in opposition to the thinking of mortality, which thinking Jesus Christ described as a 'liar, and the father of it." Tomorrow, mankind will be accepting as normal and natural the teaching of Christian Science that the kingdom of heaven is the reign of one infinite intelligence, and is the perception of true or spiritual being, and that hell is the belief in mortal theories, which belief claims to have gained power and influence through centuries of wrong thinking. This revolt against intellectualism, therefore, is the demand for a clear, scientific, and concise understanding of spiritual being, or of the one intelligence called God, forever expressing Himself through spiritual law, and for that Christ, or Comforter, leading men into the understanding of this divine law, and declaring today as yesterday, "ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

That Christian Science churches are overflowing everywhere, is not to be wondered at, since Christian Science is offering to the sick and sinful surcease from their sins and sicknesses in the only correct way; that is, not through mere intellectualism, but through the understanding of and obedience to this one intelligence called God. Eventually it will be seen, as Mrs. Eddy states, that "Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe" (Science and Health, p. 313), and Science will be recognized universally, not as the intellectual belief in material theories, but as the perception of spiritual facts coming to mankind and destroying the belief in mortal theories, and thus healing every ill of the carnal mind. This is the fulfilment of the words of our Saviour, "He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth."

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