Psychology, briefly defined, is the science of the so-called...

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Psychology, briefly defined, is the science of the so-called human mind and its activities and capacities. It deals exclusively with the phenomena of human consciousness. Christian Science, on the other hand, is the Science of divine Mind, the Science of God. Christian Science bases its whole teaching and practice on the fundamental fact that there can be only one Mind because there is only one God. All reasoning in Christian Science, to be correct, must be from this basis. To the extent that we give up the belief of minds many and become conscious of man's inseparableness from God, to that extent do we see and prove that the human mind is not a factor in the healing and saving work of Christian Science. Speaking of the true relationship between God and man, Mrs. Eddy has stated in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 259): "In divine Science, man is the true image of God. The divine nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow,—thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying. The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea,—perfect God and perfect man,—as the basis of thought and demonstration."

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January 27, 1923

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