Christian Science is doing the greatest service to mankind...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science is doing the greatest service to mankind by revealing the truth that God is not after off but actually omnipresent. One frequently hears such questions as these: Does God, after all, really exist? If He does, how can He become known in order that His aid may be obtained? The evil beliefs of the world so obscure the spiritual facts of being that skepticism takes the place of spiritual understanding and faith becomes lost in doubt, and then despair supervenes. Now the mission of Christian Science is to declare the truth about God, and thereby to establish the faith of men in Truth.

On page 471 of Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy writes: "God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence." As will be seen from this, Christian Science teaches that there does not exist anything real outside of the divine Mind; or, in other words, it proclaims the reality of Spirit and the unreality of matter. But, some one asks, does not this conflict with the experience of human beings? Does not the human mind feel itself convinced that matter is real? Christian Science answers that the truth does conflict with human experience, and it says further that all the experiences of the so-called human mind are unreal, that they are false beliefs and not the truth of being. Starting from the absolute truth that God exists as the one infinite Mind, Christian Science holds that all that can possibly exist as reality must be in Mind, or must be the manifestation of Mind.

It is obvious, then, that what is going on in the awakening human consciousness is a conflict between truth and error, between the facts of spiritual being and false material sense. The latter, appearing to be real to this consciousness, alienates from the truth, and the result is that human beings are subject to the storms that rage throughout mortal existence. But as they perceive the falsity of material belief through the spiritual understanding of the allness of God, they become less subject to the assaults of error, and realize more clearly man's at-one-ment with omnipresent, harmonious, divine Mind.

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