"Soul's government officers"

Beginning on page 430 of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," our beloved Leader presents an allegory representing the trial of a mental case, first in the lower Court of Error, in which the defendant is sentenced to die, and afterwards in the Supreme Court of Spirit, where the decision is reversed and the prisoner found to be not guilty; fear is cast out, and he walks forth, "his feet 'beautiful upon the mountains,' as of one 'that bringeth good tidings'" (p. 442). In this allegory Mrs. Eddy speaks of error's goods as being smuggled into the market without the inspection of "Soul's government officers" (p. 438). We may well pause to ask ourselves just what "Soul's government officers" are, and what office they perform.

Let us consider for a moment those officers, appointed by the government of a country, whose duty it is to stop all attempts of unscrupulous persons to smuggle in that which the majority of the people of the country have decided to be harmful to its progress and prosperity. Such officers, to be successful, must be alert, fearless, capable, and active. Otherwise, that which is undesirable will pass in, and perhaps cause discord.

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