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Question. — What are spirits and souls?

Answer. — To human belief they are personalities of Mind and matter, Life and death, Good and evil, Truth and error; but all these are opposites, as Science reveals, — neither dwelling - together nor assimilating. Truth is immortal; error is mortal. The one is limitless; the other is limited. One is Intelligence; the other is nonintelligence. Moreover, one is real, and the other is unreal. This last statement contains the point you will most reluctantly admit, although it is the most important to understand, first and last.

The term souls, or spirits, is as improper as the term gods. Soul, or Spirit, signifies Deity, and nothing else. There is no finite soul or spirit. Those terms mean only one existence, and cannot be rendered in the plural. Heathen mythology and Jewish theology perpetuated the fallacy that Intelligence, Soul, or God could be in matter; and idolatry and ritualism are the outcome of this man-made belief.

The Science of Christianity comes with the fan in hand, that shall separate the chaff from the wheat. Science will declare God aright; and Christianity will demonstrate this declaration, and its Divine Principle, making mankind physically, morally, and spiritually better.

Question. — What is the Science of Soul?

Answer. — The first demand of this Science is, “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” This Me is Spirit. Therefore the command is, Thou shalt have no Intelligence, no Life, no Substance, no Truth, no Love, but that which is spiritual. The second is like unto it, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” It should be well