Scientific Right Thinking

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, it is written (Pref. vii), "The time for thinkers has come." This statement of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science is a call to humanity to awake from its material beliefs, based upon the evidences of the false senses, and to seek to learn from a higher source the realities of being. What does it mean to be a thinker? comes the question from one who has stopped to ponder Mrs. Eddy's words. What is the nature of true thought? How can I attain unto it? and where will it lead me? To the earnest seeker, thus starting on the upward journey, Christian Science replies: The nature of true thought is wholly spiritual and divine; it will lead you into eternal Truth, into health, holiness, and immortality; for it is of God, divine Mind.

Christian Science points the way to spiritual thinking, starting logically from the only source of real thought, the divine Mind itself. The teaching of Christian Science that there is but one Mind, even God, revolutionizes thinking; for it shows that much which men have called thinking is not thought at all, but merely the suppositional activity of evil, calling itself mind. The effect of this revelation, which throws the searchlight of truth upon the claim of evill masquerading as thought, is to thwart the aims and purposes of so-called evil, prevent their fulfillment, and thus eliminate all that is unlike good from the lives of men; for that which does not exist in God, divine Mind, as the thought of that Mind, does not in reality exist at all.

Of the wicked the psalmist wrote, "God is not in all his thoughts." Such a statement proves wickedness to be unreal and powerless; for where God is not, nothing is. It is impossible to conceive of a true thought which does not belong to God; for every real thought expresses God. True thinking thus partakes of the nature of worship; and everything that really exists expresses adoration of God, its perfect creator. A glimpse of divine reality produces a feeling of reverence and humility such as Moses experienced at the burning bush, when he felt impelled to take the shoes from off his feet. It shows to the so-called human mind its great need of repentance and reformation in order that it may yield to the divine.

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