It is true that Christian Science is a "great thing" and...


It is true that Christian Science is a "great thing" and makes one "feel good" after taking up the study of it, but to "imagine" you are cool when it is very hot is not Christian Science; nor is Christian Science "power of mind over matter" in the sense that that statement is generally understood among those uninstructed in Christian Science. In Christian Science a vital distinction is made between the so-called human mind or mind of mortals and the divine Mind, which is God. It is the same distinction that Paul makes when he refers to that Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus" and its opposite, which he calls the "carnal mind," and which he says "is enmity against God." It is this so-called human or carnal mind which makes use of suggestion or imagination in its attempts to overcome discordant conditions (which are of its own making), while in Christian Science the healing agency is the power of omnipotent divine Mind, God, who does not imagine or believe, but knows.

The testimony of the physical senses—alias carnal mind—seems to determine one's comfort or discomfort; but as Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says in "Unity of Good" (p. 33), this "self-testimony of the physical senses is false." A knowledge of that fact, together with an understanding of God and how to apply this understanding to the problem on hand, as taught in Christian Science, enables us to accept and realize the truthful testimony of spiritual sense, which brings nothing but harmony into our experience.

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