Christian Science lays stress upon the omnipotence, omnipresence...

Anderson (Ind.) Daily Bulletin

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Christian Science lays stress upon the omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience of God, in full accord with Scriptural authority; designating Him also the divine Mind, inasmuch as He was, is, and ever will be the one and only intelligence, the creative, governing, and sustaining Principle of all being. Christian Science lays stress also upon the statement in the first chapter of Genesis, that man was created in the image and likeness of this God. Paul has it, "In him we live, and move, and have our being," and urges upon mortals, as a panacea for human ills, the attainment of "that mind which was also in Christ Jesus." It will also be well to remember in this connection how Jesus declared that of himself he could do nothing, but that he thought, acted, and spoke only as he was led by the Father. Thus he established the basis for the teaching in Christian Science that there is but one Mind, and that this Mind is God. The human mind, so-called, which is identical with that which the Scriptures designate "the carnal mind" and declare to be "enmity against God" or against good,—this mind plays no part whatever in the practice of Christian Science. It is looked upon in the teaching of this Science as the mind of the "flesh" which "profiteth nothing."

It is well, we will concede, to "study health instead of disease;" in the same sense that it would be advisable to study and imbibe sweet harmonies rather than meaningless discords in one's effort to master the science of music, or to give more attention to truth than to error in the study of mathematics. But it would be impossible to establish health by declaring that there is no disease, without an absolute demonstrable understanding of the underlying truth making possible the statement. If, however, the student were fully conversant with fundamentals in either case, or if by persistent and faithful research and study he should come to understand the underlying Principle, his error would melt into its native nothingness, whether it be a mistake in figures or in notes, or a discordant physical or mental condition. In other words, he would "know the truth" and the truth would make him "free." The results of Christian Science practice have proven, beyond all hope of successful contravention, that a knowledge of man's real and indissoluble relationship to God, a conception of being as purely spiritual, never material, will heal disease and ameliorate human suffering of all kinds.

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September 29, 1906

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