A student of Christian Science who can measurably...

Knoxville (Tenn.) Sentinel

A student of Christian Science who can measurably demonstrate its teaching gains this understanding—that God created man in the image and likeness of Himself, spiritual and perfect. The material concept is nothingness, and unto nothingness shall it return. As figures are only material symbols of the perfect and unchangeable ideas of mathematics, so the changeable aspect of the material universe, which eventually reverts to dust, never changes the truth ideas of spiritual life and the God-created universe. "The [material] law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw night unto God." Thus "through faith we understand that the world were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen [through this spiritual and demonstrable faith] were not made of [changeable, material] things which do appear [to material sense]."

Paul said, "The carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be." This undoubtedly refers to the material sense which Mrs. Eddy names "mortal mind," and, as it is not subject to the law of God, it necessarily brings forth disease and discord continuously, just as a sense of music not subject to the law of musical science could produce nothing but discord through various phases of imitation. As the basic law of music gives the student a reliable understanding of its consonance, so God, according to Paul's assurance, "hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind," which cannot be dismayed.

In teaching and leading the human race out of its deluded sense which exists wholly in the realm of sin, Christ Jesus, the Wayshower, made plain the fact that "God is not mocked," and "whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Even so "Christian Science demonstrates that none but the pure in heart can see God" (Science and Health, p. 337).

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