Only One Right

IN Christian Science a plurality of rights is impossible. There is only one right. Outside of Christian Science there are as many rights as the suppositional human mind may suppose or opine. But the right or truth does not have its being in the human or carnal mind but in the divine and only real Mind, even that Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus." It is therefore passing strange that one should hear students of Christian Science, when there occurs a difference of human opinions, remark, "Both sides think they are right."

In Article VIII, Section 7, of the Manual of The Mother Church, Mrs. Eddy has placed a rule for Christian Scientists which reads, "In accordance with the Christian Science textbooks,—the BIBLE, and SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES,—and in accord with all of Mrs. Eddy's teachings, members of this Church shall neither entertain a belief nor signify a belief in more than one Christ, even that Christ whereof the Scripture beareth testimony."

Christ Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Now Christian Scientists understand this statement to mean that no scientific and correct conclusion can be arrived at or demonstrated unless the premise is based upon spiritual truth. The supposititious human mind, being made up of erroneous beliefs, vanities, pride, self-righteousness, and the like, becomes enraged and indignant at the simplicity of the plain, unvarnished statements of the truth. It is therefore obvious that if one is sincerely desirous of knowing what is right about any question or problem, this human mind with its beliefs and opinions must be put off or cast out in order that the verities of the divine Mind may be seen.

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A Beatitude
April 16, 1921

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