Uncovering Error

Those striving to follow the example of Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, in the overcoming of sin, disease, and death by spiritual means, cannot study too earnestly the Scriptural account of the healing ministry of the Master. Throughout his entire career, while showing unmistakably the inevitable connection between sin and disease, Christ Jesus made no more of a reality of the one than of the other. His method is a rebuke to those of his followers who, while striving to free a sufferer from disease, permit themselves to uncover error in the spirit of unrighteous condemnation, holding it as a reality.

The truth is that divine Love, rightly understood, wipes away both sin and its effect, disease; and the Christian Scientist's work is to unsee and thereby to heal both by the realization of the perfection of God and His idea, man. True, Mrs. Eddy teaches that error must be uncovered, and that in the process of uncovering it is partly destroyed. But what does the destroying and the uncovering? On page 542 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy says, "Let Truth uncover and destroy error in God's own way." When, therefore, the truth of being is unfolded rightly, sin and disease lose their hold in consciousness, and Truth, not the human so-called mentality, does the work. A mental probing about in the debris of human thinking for a so-called cause of a discord finds no support in the instruction Jesus gave his disciples. When asked, "Who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus' answer, "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him," proved that he meant them to understand that error is always impersonal, belonging neither to person, place, nor thing.

October 9, 1926

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