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"Awake , awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city." The Bible abounds in these appeals to humanity to awaken, perhaps the most stirring of all being that of St. Paul to the Ephesians, "Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light." Today Christian Science tenderly and with the same authority makes this appeal to a sleeping world: "Awake thou that sleepest," put on your beautiful garments of power and redemption. Must not this awakening precede a right appreciation of the Master's resurrection and the true message of Easter?
To what must mankind awaken? Even to the truth of being, to the divine Principle that is Life. This truth of being was taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus when he declared God to be Spirit and alone good, and proved this truth by destroying all the claims of evil, dispelling the mist of material falsities, proving death to be one of these falsities. The human mind can do nothing about this truth. It cannot invent it, cause it to be, change it, interfere with or stop its operation, or alter its design.
Truth then declares that God is Spirit, Mind, omnipotent, omnipresent, infinite good. And man is Mind's expression, inescapably, indivisibly one with good. No evil ever has entered, ever does or ever can enter, into the consciousness of man or mar his perfect being. In truth there is no evil for man to experience; and man is never asleep in the Adam-dream of warfare between good and evil, which Mary Baker Eddy calls the "stupefying illusions" of the senses. On page 95 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" she says: "Lulled by stupefying illusions, the world is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours. Material sense does not unfold the facts of existence; but spiritual sense lifts human consciousness into eternal Truth."
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CORA A. WADE
"Humility ... the stepping-stone"
BERNICE E. NICKERSON
Who Are the Chosen People?
JOHN M. CLEMENT
The Infinite's Bestowals
EMILY ADA ASHCROFT
Christ Eternally Risen and at Hand
ALBERT CLINTON MOON
Dwelling in Love's Atmosphere
JULIUS H. GORHAM
Spring's Resurrecting Challenge
The Angel at Golgotha
PEARL STRACHAN HURD
Life's Eternal Abundance
Paul Stark Seeley
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Charles W. Henstenburg with contributions from Helen W. Henstenburg
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Berenice W. Pulliam
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Gladys M. Briner
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Edith Rashleigh with contributions from Rosamond Christabel Langham, Arthur Rashleigh
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Oscar A. Reeh
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Jean Munro McGee
The Spirit of Easter
RUTH C. EISEMAN
Signs of the Times
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