TAKE YOUR CASE TO THE COURT OF SPIRIT

In Mary Baker Eddy's allegory in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 430–442), after sentence of death has been pronounced on Mortal Man, the proceedings are removed from the Court of Error to the Court of Spirit, where Christian Science acts as attorney for the defendant and obtains his complete liberation. This removal to the Court of Spirit, where the rule of Christ is supreme and man is found in the divine image—upright, Godlike, and free —was the turning point in the condemned one's experience, it is depicted in the allegory as follows (pp. 433, 434): "Ah! but Christ, Truth, the spirit of Life and the friend of Mortal Man, can open wide those prison doors and set the captive free. Swift on the wings of divine Love, there comes a despatch: 'Delay the execution; the prisoner is not guilty.' Consternation fills the prison-yard. Some exclaim, 'It is contrary to law and justice.' Others say, 'The law of Christ supersedes our laws; let us follow Christ.'"

In the stress of circumstances which arise from ill-health, lack, and other discordant conditions or amidst the strain and pressure of political and economic warfare, one often seems to be penalized for happenings beyond his control. Wherefore he either wrongly accepts the penalty as inevitable or retaliates by fighting with the world's weapons in the Court of Error, where human will and personal opinions prevail and the evidence is heavily weighted against him.

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