Truth destroys only that which is untrue, and therefore...

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Truth destroys only that which is untrue, and therefore unreal, and never that which is true and real. While it is perfectly natural and scientific for truth to destroy falsehood, for reality to destroy that which seems to be real, but which is in fact unreal, it is impossible for falsehood and unreality to destroy that which is true and real. Indeed, that which is true and real is indestructible; that which is seen and proved to be untrue and unreal is already shorn of its seeming reality, and all that needs to be destroyed is the ignorance, the falsehood, the illusion, the deception, the sin, that keeps all mankind from knowing and loving God and His creation aright; from living the Christ life, which brings to light God's allness and error's unreality and nothingness.

When Christian Scientists say that God is all-in-all and that His allness excludes rather than includes all evil, they recognize that wars, famines, pestilences, and all forms of sin, disease, and death are awful and tragic errors which appear real until God's spiritual kingdom comes and His will is done in earth as it is in heaven. So long as sin is yielded to instead of resisted, overcome, and destroyed, it seems so real that it makes the good and the true and the real seem unreal. To the good and only to the good are all things good, as to the "pure" and only to the pure "all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their and conscience is defiled." It is only through goodness and Christliness that we can ever see and realize the allness of God, good, and the unreality of evil. "He [Christ] must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet." "And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all." Since God, like Christ, is "the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever," and the only cause and creator of the real universe and man, and since His creation from the beginning was good and "very good," does it not follow that all that needs to be put "under his feet" and destroyed is a false, material, sinful, sickly, and dying sense of that which is eternally good and perfect?

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