Unseeing Error

Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 545), "Truth has but one reply to all error,—to sin, sickness, and death: 'Dust [nothingness] thou art, and unto dust [nothingness] shalt thou return.'" In any phase of untoward human experience it is our duty to know that error has no power to express itself. All the manifestations of error should thus be unmasked at the very beginning, and dealt with accordingly. Error is constantly trying to creep into thought through one suggestion or another; but perception focused on the real can detect the deceiver. Then, as Mrs. Eddy tells us in Science and Health (p. 12), its destruction lies in "deep and conscientious protests of Truth."

Error has no power or intelligence with which to operate. It seemingly is a continuous presentation of false suggestions, all of which can be ruled out by the might of Mind. That which we apparently see—the suppositional effect of error—is merely a mirage of material belief. Error aiming at the so-called material has its realm apart from good; but God, good, is known to be all substance, "eternal and incapable of discord and decay" (Science and Health, p. 468). Therefore, real substance has never been affected by the counterfeit claims of evil.

Jesus' healings all show that he healed by unseeing error through his understanding of the allness of good. In many cases he contradicted popular thought in this regard. For instance, when "his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him."

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At Morn
April 19, 1924

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