SPIRIT AND MATTER.
If happiness and Life are of the body, personal sense is man, and man is matter, an intelligent body, but sickness, sin and death do not constitute immortal man, neither are these Spirit.
Nothing false or impure is for a moment embraced in immortal Soul; these are mortal, the destructive elements of matter-mind. The best sermon ever preached is Truth demonstrated on the body, whereby sickness is healed and sin destroyed. Knowing that one will be supreme in the affections, and take the lead of our actions, the Master said, “Ye cannot serve two masters,” well knowing that which determines our place in Christianity proves also whether man is the servant of Soul, or sense, of God, or man. If Spirit governs man, sin does not tempt him, the so-called laws of matter make him sick, or limit his Life and usefulness. Straight and narrow is the path of science, and few there be who go in thereat.
The Truth of man makes a new creature; “old things have passed away, and behold all things have become new.” When personal sense is exchanged for the science of being, “all things become immortal and harmonious;” every belief of matter as substance, Life, or Intelligence, must be destroyed before man is found the