No Copartnership Between Truth and Error

On page 356 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy speaks very definitely of the impassable gulf between Truth and error. "There is neither a present nor an eternal copartnership between error and Truth, between flesh and Spirit," she writes. And she goes on to say, "God is as incapable of producing sin, sickness, and death as He is of experiencing these errors." Thus Christian Science declares the allness and omnipotence of God and denies that He has aught to do with sickness, sin, and death, denies that He either creates them, experiences them, or tolerates them.

Now Christian Science states the truth about God without any trace of ambiguity. It definitely reveals the divine nature, affirming that God is all-inclusive Truth; or, in other words, that all truth is the expression of God. Moreover, it affirms that since God is eternal, all truth is eternal. Mortal beliefs may seem to persist for a brief period of time, but they soon change, and ultimately pass away; but the truth concerning reality, God's creation, never alters. How wonderful to know the unalterable nature of Truth! How it serves to raise us above the temporal, the fleeting—above all the erroneous beliefs of so-called mortal mind! The perfection of God's creation, including man, God's idea, is indisputable, because it is absolutely established in Truth. And thus we apprehend the immortal nature of man.

Because of the fact that all truth is of God, and because every phase of truth partakes of the divine nature, we may readily distinguish between Truth and error. Thus, Truth is permanent, error is temporary; Truth is always good in its effects, error is never productive of good; Truth when understood heals, adjusts, corrects, destroys all unlike itself, whereas error has neither correcting, adjusting, nor healing power. Moreover, Truth is omnipotent, error is impotent. In short, the omnipotent power of Truth operates incessantly, producing effects which are always good; whereas error has only a seeming activity, and its supposititious effects are the opposite of good. And while the effects of good are real, the seeming effects of error never are. Thus there is never the slightest copartnership between Truth and error.

Notes from the Publishing House
December 11, 1926

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