When speaking of the carnal mind and the fleshly man...

Myton Free Press

When speaking of the carnal mind and the fleshly man in contrast with the spiritually-minded and the man of Spirit, Paul said: "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. . . . So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you." If these statements about flesh (matter) and Spirit were true in Paul's time, they may well be considered true to-day.

Darkness seems as real as light, and oftentimes has to be contended with as if it were as real as light; yet any one may prove to his entire satisfaction that darkness is nothing but the absence of light. No amount of darkness could ever extinguish the light of a tiny lamp, but its rays of light, even though small, would immediately banish darkness as far as its rays reached. In just this way does the human concept of mortals seem real to the physical senses, although it may be learned through a correct understanding of the teachings of Christian Science that, as Mrs. Eddy says in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 336): "The spiritual man's consciousness and individuality are reflections of God. They are the emanations of Him who is Life, Truth, and Love. Immortal man is not and never was material, but always spiritual and eternal."

October 13, 1923
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