"Truth is affirmative"

On page 418 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy makes a far-reaching and helpful statement. "Truth is affirmative, and confers harmony," she says. "All metaphysical logic is inspired by this simple rule of Truth, which governs all reality." Then, immediately thereafter, in one of those inspired sentences with which her writings abound, she indicates how spiritual truth can be utilized in healing the sick. The sentence runs, "By the truthful arguments you employ, and especially by the spirit of Truth and Love which you entertain, you will heal the sick."

Now, Truth is a synonym used in Christian Science for God. God is infinite Truth; and God is good. Hence the expression of Truth—that is, the whole of spiritual creation—must be harmonious. Whatever the problem to be handled in Christian Science, these fundamental truths must be understood and affirmed until they are demonstrated. The argument to be employed must be based on knowledge of Truth; and if it be made by thought inspired by the "spirit of Truth and Love," the sick and sinning are bound to be healed.

August 4, 1923

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