We have ample proof that the intricate problems of...


We have ample proof that the intricate problems of higher mathematics can be solved by known rules; yet, when the student correctly works out the simpler problems in addition and subtraction he proves the fundamentals of mathematics to be true, even while he realizes that problems in algebra or trigonometry must await his attainment of a greater understanding. The fact that we may not succeed to-day in solving each and every one of the problems of immortality does not disprove the truth of Christian Science. "Death," says Mrs. Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 427), "is but another phase of the dream that existence can be material." "The achievement," she further explains (Unity of Good, p. 43), "of this ultimatum of Science, complete triumph over death, requires time and immense spiritual growth."

Jesus founded Christianity, yet the truths he taught were as ancient as the "Ancient of days"—"the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." "Our Master healed the sick, practised Christian healing, and taught the generalities of its divine Principle to his students; but he left no definite rule for demonstrating this Principle of healing and preventing disease. This rule remained to be discovered in Christian Science" (Science and Health, p. 147). The truth which has been revealed by Mrs. Eddy is itself not new; but she did discover definite rules for the practical application of what Jesus taught. The marked success of Christian Science in giving to its adherents the blessings of increased prosperity, happier and better moral and physical conditions, as well as greater spirituality, is due to Mrs. Eddy's discovery of the rules referred to, and to the student's understanding and faithful application of them to the problems of the hour.

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