The True Ego

Mankind is faced with the necessity of finding a solution to problems to which creeds and speculative theories have been unable to supply the answer. Thought is turning from a material explanation of the universe, and through the various theories and ologies is seeking an answer to its queries, What is man? What is the ego which is conscious? Christian Science supplies an answer to these and similar questions, and is proving, through the process of regeneration and healing, that its teachings are neither speculative nor impractical.

On page 281 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy the question is found, "What is the Ego, whence its origin and what its destiny?" The answer is clearly given: "The Ego-man is the reflection of the Ego-God; the Ego-man is the image and likeness of perfect Mind, Spirit, divine Principle." It follows that discord is no part of the real man's mentality or consciousness, and that consequently men are truly conscious only when they are expressing the nature of God. But one may ask whence come the evils which seem to form so large a part of human experience. If God is All, as the Scriptures aver, and if His nature is wholly good, it is not possible that sin, disease, and death could be found in Him with whom, as James declares, is "no variableness, neither shadow of turning." Therefore, the universe including man, made after the likeness of the Father, is likewise free from discord. It follows that evil, under whatever name, never enters into the realm of the real. It is a mere belief or suggestion that disease and sin possess entity, and so form part of that selfhood pronounced by Deity to be the image of Himself. On page 357 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy says, "Jesus said of personified evil, that it was 'a liar, and the father of it.'" There could not be more emphatic teaching as to the nature of that "I" which claims activity and individuality separate from God, the great I AM!

To those who, having ears to hear, were willing to understand, Jesus explained that the secret of his power over tempest, disease, and death lay in his knowledge of his selfhood as a reflection of God. "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do," he said; and he followed that declaration by works which have remained unsurpassed.

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