The human mind has ever set itself against Christ


The human mind has ever set itself against Christ. It is so deadened by human theory and evil beliefs as to be unable to perceive the clear distinction between the spiritually good works of Christ Jesus and the opposite effects of the operation of the human will. When Jesus was accused of healing through Beelzebub, he addressed the human, mortal mind in this manner: "If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? . . . But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you." Then he added, "He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad." As with Christ Jesus, so it is with Christian Science, the purpose is to show that the so-called human or mortal mind is a dream or false sense of Life. Through Christ and Christian Science it is learned that the human mind is incapable of knowing spiritual goodness, but undertakes to deceive by its own erroneous sense of good. Thus the human mind calls good that which Christ Jesus declared to be evil, and which he proved may be at any time overcome through the true understanding of God and loving obedience to His commands.

Christian Science maintains that all the sufferings of the world, including sin, disease, and death, are due to lack of spiritual understanding and obedience to God. It holds that the human mind, through any system of its own invention, is unable to alleviate the effects of its own disobedience to divine law, and that there must be a spiritual reversal—an awakening through Christ. Mrs. Eddy has written in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 344), "Were it more fully understood that Truth heals and that error causes disease, the opponents of a demonstrable Science would perhaps mercifully withhold their misrepresentations, which harm the sick; and until the enemies of Christian Science test its efficacy according to the rules which disclose its merits or demerits, it would be just to observe the Scriptural precept, 'Judge not.'"

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