Refuting False Testimony

In "No and Yes" (p. 6) Mrs. Eddy makes a statement of great importance to mankind. She writes, "On the theory that God's formations are spiritual, harmonious, and eternal, and that God is the only creator, Christian Science refutes the validity of the testimony of the senses, which take cognizance of their own phenomena,—sickness, disease, and death;" and immediately thereafter she goes on to state the value of this denial of material sense testimony in the words, "This refutation is indispensable to the destruction of false evidence, and the consequent cure of the sick,—all understand who practise the true Science of Mind-healing."

Christian Scientists, then,—those "who practise the true Science of Mind-healing,"—understand precisely these things, namely, that to heal disease, which is a phenomenon of material sense, a knowledge of the fact that God, the only creator, creates only that which is spiritual and perfect, is indispensable; that this knowledge refutes all material sense testimony, declaring it to be unreal; and that the realization of the unreality of this testimony means healing. The steps are simple and logical; and, moreover, they may be taken by anyone who understands the truth about God and His creation, and is honest in his application of it.

What a healing truth is this which Christian Science reveals—the truth that God's creation is eternally harmonious and spiritual, that God's creation is perfect! And it is in entire harmony with the words of the inspired record of the real creation given in the first chapter of Genesis: "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Where does it lead? Directly to the conclusion that the material sense of creation is erroneous. That is to say, the truth that God's creation is spiritual denies reality to so-called matter and all that in belief pertains thereto, such as sin, disease, and death.

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Among the Churches
March 3, 1928

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