Simply because mortal belief has said that sin, disease,...

Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune

Simply because mortal belief has said that sin, disease, and death are real, is it necessary that we accept this as a fact and calmly resign ourselves to an irrevocable fate? The fact is, that they have all been proved unreal, not only in the experience of patriarchs and prophets of old, but fully and absolutely in the work of Christ Jesus and his disciples, and now in a very marked degree and in ever increasing measure by the work of Christian Science.

In the account of the spiritual and real creation, as given in the first chapter of Genesis and the first five verses of the second chapter, there is no cognizance taken of sin, disease, or death; nor is any mention made of them, for "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. ... Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them." Here God's creation was declared complete and perfect, and consequently God's law proclaimed as the law of good, the law of Life. It was the belief of material sense that produced sin, disease, and death; but spiritual sense, the real sense of the real man, knows nothing of any of these evils, and there is no law of God to support them.

Christ Jesus, who declared that he came not to destroy the law "but to fulfil," demonstrated the law of God, annulled every so-called law of sin, disease, and evil, and overcame death; and he taught his followers how they might do likewise. On pages 40 and 41 of "Unity of Good" Mrs. Eddy says: "To say that you and I, as mortals, will not enter this dark shadow of material sense, called death, is to assert what we have not proved; but man in Science never dies. Material sense, or the belief of life in matter, must perish, in order to prove man deathless. ... Jesus declares that they who believe his sayings will never die; therefore mortals can no more receive everlasting life by believing in death, than they can become perfect by believing in imperfection and living imperfectly. ... The sweet and sacred sense of the permanence of man's unity with his Maker can illumine our present being with a continual presence and power of good, opening wide the portal from death into Life; and when this Life shall appear 'we shall be like Him,' and we shall go to the Father, not through death, but through Life: not through error, but through Truth."

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Extracts from Letters
August 2, 1919

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