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CHAPTER XXIV.
THE PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF CHRIST {continued j.
The Word Faith in its Application to Psychic Phenomena. Its Definition. An Epitome of the Law of Suggestion. Subjective Faith only required. Illustrative Incident. The " Spoken Word."Jesus knew the Law, and always acted within its Limitations. Intuitive Perception of the Laws of the Soul. His Manhood and its Limitations. Our Warranty of Title as Sons of God. Christ constantly controlled by Reason. His Subjective Powers subservient. The Three Temptations illustrative. The Great Lesson to Mankind. The Normal Exercise of Subjective Power. Simon the Sorcerer. Miracle not a Necessary Explanation of the Power of Christ. Conclusions.
T N proceeding to make a more direct application of our A hypothesis to the doctrines of Jesus, it will be necessary first to consider the meaning of the word faith as it was employed by him, and as it must be understood in its application to all psychic phenomena.
In the common acceptation of the term, faith is "belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony."1 "The faith of the gospel is that emotion of the mind which is called ' trust,' or ' confidence,' exercised towards the moral character of God, and particularly of the Saviour." 2
It is obvious that neither of these definitions properly characterizes that emotion of the mind, called faith, which is the necessary prerequisite condition of the mind of a
l Webster.                                             2 Dwight.