The True Metaphysical Student

To grasp the real import of Christian Science, to gain some sense of its infinite scope, to realize its infallibility and render unquestioning obedience thereto, one must perceive it to be a revelation from God, hence unalterable eternal truth. To believe in the inspiration of the Bible and of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, is a step in the right direction, but to discern intelligently these writings as revelations from divine Mind to the human mind calls for scientific understanding.

This understanding marks the true metaphysical student. To his apprehension all fundamentals of divine logic—such as the fact, substance, self-existence, supreme government and perfection of infinite Mind, and of man as Mind's idea—become self-evident. Self-evident truth alone is the rock of scientific reasoning against which "the gates of hell shall not prevail." With this basic insight and the sincere desire and purpose to find his real identity in being, no student can lose his way, no matter if he at times may seem to fail or fall. Whatever is not yet understood is given pause, with the assurance that obedience to what is already comprehended will unfold the further interpretation.

That the demands of divine Science are not fully met by Christian Scientists at their present stage of disentanglement neither discourages nor distresses the student, for he has learned that humanity cannot leap but must walk and analyze every step taken, that there must be a growing out of simultaneously with a growing into; therefore he does not shirk the demands of mental anatomy, of that dissection of thought so indispensable in distinguishing between the real and the unreal. In this scientific examination the uncovering and destruction of evil is as the unrolling of nothingness, and the appearing of good the establishing of somethingness,—even of eternal ideas, of spiritual activity, law and its operation and the resultant harmony. The turning of the lens of Truth upon himself makes the student more charitable and compassionate toward others, since it exposes mortal man's nothingness, though it reveals the real man as immortal, the son of God.

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