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THE WHEELS OF REASON
The faculty of reason is one which we can all exercise. In fact, we cannot get very far without it. It is important to reason rightly, for only through right reasoning can correct conclusions be arrived at. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 492) Mary Baker Eddy writes: "For right reasoning there should be but one fact before the thought, namely, spiritual existence. In reality there is no other existence, since Life cannot be united to its unlikeness, mortality."
This important pronouncement by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science strikes a note unfamiliar to the one accustomed to reason from a material standpoint. If matter were causative, then the accepted premise would be that all is matter, and conclusions drawn from this premise would keep in the direct line of matter without taking cognizance of spiritual causation. This is the standpoint of dialectic materialism, a doctrine today trailing its dragon tail across the path towards heaven, claiming to becloud the light of Truth and to draw to earth many of the spiritual luminaries of heaven.
It is sad to think how many noble thinkers have been dragged down by this fable of materialism. Christian Science shows the doctrine of dialectic materialism, which assumes basic and expanding proportions, to be a negation. This doctrine is seen to have neither true basis nor real proportions, but to fall headlong to its own self-destruction.
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UNFOLDMENT AND REALIZATION
ROBERT A. CURRY
Ophe Gay Brown
SHEDDING THE CHRYSALIS
HARRIET SHREWSBURY GAMBARO
LYMAN S. ABBOTT
NO SUPERIORITY OR INFERIORITY
RIGHT KNOWING PRODUCES RIGHT RESULTS
BEN J. FEWKES
"O MAGNIFY THE LORD"
PEARL E. WEST
TRUTH AND FINALS
Carrie A. McLeod
WHAT IS INFLUENCING US?
Helen Wood Bauman
THE WHEELS OF REASON
Robert Ellis Key
Heart trouble healed, though physician had held it incurable
Minnie M. Mitchell
Home and employment found through taking stand for Principle
Needed spiritual awakening comes with protracted healing
Beatrix Buel Smith
Seeds sown in Sunday School bear fruit years later
Kerrina E. Parson
Recovery from meningitis comes while reading ninety-first Psalm
Home freed from discord through reading of Science and Health
Nasre Escaip with contributions from Lily Escaip
True freedom found in teachings of Mrs. Eddy
WORDS IN SEASON
Signs of the Times
with contributions from A. Harbinson, Robert Quillen, B. F. Lamb, Frances Huntington Martin, Francis B. Sayre, Charles A. Wells