Physical Sense Testimony False

While the individual who is becoming interested in Christian Science may think that he has always had a feeling of reverence for God and, perhaps, a slight understanding of Him, as progress is made in Christian Science he may realize that his reverence was largely emotional and his understanding theoretical. But as spiritual insight is gained, he catches clearer glimpses of a new existence, an existence in which corporeality disappears; and to his awakening thought there comes an altogether new and unexpected vision of God as Life, Truth, and Love, entirely dissociated from any thought of time or space.

Such knowledge is altogether independent of that which seems to come through the channel of the physical senses; and when sought after and understood, it destroys physical sense testimony. A mental conflict thus begins, because the human so-called mind does not take kindly to that which eventually proves not only its unreliability but also its unreality. "This thought of human, material nothingness, which Science inculcates, enrages the carnal mind and is the main cause of the carnal mind's antagonism." So says Mrs. Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 345). Hence the flood of evil suggestions that is continually pouring forth from error in its effort to nullify spiritual understanding. At this point, confusion and hesitancy may find expression in the thought of the student of Christian Science; but he should be alert to defend himself against physical sense testimony, by which he seems to be constantly surrounded, and in which he seems to have his very existence.

May 3, 1924

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