The five physical senses, or the carnal mind, cognize...

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Review

The five physical senses, or the carnal mind, cognize nothing but the material. They can neither hear, feel, taste, smell, nor see Spirit. God and His creation can be apprehended only through revelation or spiritual sense. This is what Paul meant when he said, "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are follishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." Christian Science teaches that Christ Jesus healed the sick, reformed the sinner, raised the dead, walked on the water, multiplied the loaves and fishes, and performed all his wonderful works through his spiritual understanding of God. He declared that he was "the way," and that those who followed him, or understood his teaching, would do the same works which he did, and which could be done only by his method. Mrs. Eddy rediscovered the spiritual law by which Christ Jesus performed his mighty works; and Christian Scientists are to-day endeavoring to follow in the footsteps of the great Way-shower. Christ Jesus said, "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." Christian Science teaches that the infinite and perfect God could not make anything less than a perfect creation, and that He is not, therefore, trying experiments with His creation in order to perfect it. Christian Scientists are striving daily to overcome evil with good. It is self-evident that if God's will is ever to be done "in earth, as it is in heaven," humanity must begin by obeying the will of God. It is apparent from a close study of the Bible that the will of God is that men shall have no belief in any other power, presence, or intelligence than God, good. The Lord's Prayer distinctly implies that God's kingdom must come on earth, and it can appear only in the proportion in which mankind overcomes its belief in evil, or the absence of God, good. On page 275 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes, "To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is;" and she adds, "No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows."

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