An allegory which illustrates the justice of God's law in contradistinction to the injustice of mortal belief is found at the close of the chapter entitled "Christian Science Practice" in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. In this allegorical trial material belief is described as causing sickness and as threatening the death of one who has broken so-called health laws while caring for an ailing friend. Christian Science comes to the rescue of the defendant after the trial which follows the charge of his having committed liver complaint and the accused has been found guilty. Before the Supreme Court of Spirit the prisoner is again tried, but according to the law of God.

We read in the textbook (p. 442), "The Jury of Spiritual Senses agreed at once upon a verdict, and there resounded throughout the vast audience-chamber of Spirit the cry, Not guilty."

This allegory concerns the divine justice which cancels penalties not incurred by sin. But the same justice is available to destroy every human woe. The false belief that man is a mortal is the universal accuser of mankind. It is from this accusation that the companion charges of sin, mental deficiency, sickness, poverty, and the like arise.

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July 9, 1955

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