Right Reasoning

JESUS once said, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel," and again, "Heal the sick." Mrs. Eddy says, in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 418), "Speak the truth to every form of error." Now that is what Christian Science is doing to-day; it heals the sick by correcting their false view of life in matter, showing through demonstration that right thinking about God and His idea is what heals. God never made disease. All that God made is good, active, and intelligent. Disease does not possess these qualities. Thus it is proved to be false. That which has no life or intelligence cannot exist. As soon as a man sees he has been snared by mere illusion, he awakens to the true fact of being, the sense dream vanishes, and he is free.

In Science and Health (p. 252) Mrs. Eddy says, "When false human beliefs learn even a little of their own falsity, they begin to disappear." Man's birthright is dominion and he must prove his dominion by demonstration just as he proves a problem in mathematics. He does not understand how to work the problem unless he can prove why he puts down the figures, knowing as he does there is a rule to apply. He carefully reasons it out by this rule and by so doing gains the right solution and therefore obtains the correct answer. Just so is it in Christian Science. Every problem is worked out through right reasoning. To reason correctly we must begin by knowing God as infinite Mind, and all that is included in that Mind as infinite idea. Since Mind, governing all, must be the source of action, and all that Mind created is good, activity must be harmonious. The understanding of this would wipe out the delusion that disease has place, space, or power.

A man proves the sonship through right reasoning, and by so doing intelligence is unfolding as the absolute right to be free. It has often been said that sin, disease, and poverty seem real, but because discord is their very nature Christian Science classifies them at once as false and, because they are false and discordant, proves them unreal.

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The Messenger
April 30, 1921

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