Healing the Sick

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 52), Mary Baker Eddy has written: "The 'man of sorrows' best understood the nothingness of material life and intelligence and the mighty actuality of all-inclusive God, good. These were the two cardinal points of Mind-healing, or Christian Science, which armed him with Love." Throughout her writings, Mrs. Eddy iterates and reiterates that material existence in its every phase is but a false sense of existence, and that its nothingness must be proved; also, that the only reality of being is the "all-inclusive God, good," including His creation in Himself. On the other hand, mortal sense regards material existence as a reality, proceeding from God; it also regards God as something apart from His creation, and creation as operating on a basis of its own.

By uncovering the fact that the whole of mortal existence in its every phase is a falsity and that it is the effect of the so-called mortal or carnal mind, Christian Science has struck a hard blow at the false sense of existence. Jesus once asked pertinently, "How can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his good, except he first bind the strong man?" Christian Science makes it perfectly clear that the "strong man" is this carnal mind, which Jesus described as "a liar,"—that is, a false mental condition; also that the goods of this "strong man" are every supposititious material effect, including sin, disease, poverty, war, and death itself.

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May 10, 1924

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