Spiritual Sense: How Gained?

The student of Christian metaphysics becomes convinced that the physical senses, so called, take no cognizance of reality, of the facts of Being, and that consequently they are wholly unreliable witnesses as to man's true status. The statements of this fact which Mrs. Eddy makes are of vast importance, greater, it seems, than we are commonly aware of; for upon our grasp of it largely depends our ability to understand and demonstrate Christian Science, that is, the Science of Life.

On page 493 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" our Leader with unerring directness states the case. "All the evidence of physical sense," she writes, "and all the knowledge obtained from physical sense must yield to Science, to the immortal truth of all things." Why? Because sense-testimony, based upon material belief about man, deals altogether with a false concept of man, with that which has no place in reality and is, in consequence, an illusion, a nonentity. How certain are we, then, that nothing whatsoever of truth about God and man can be gained from this false witness. Convinced of this we ask ourselves, How then are we to learn the truth about man? How are we to acquaint ourselves with God's image, with the real man? Mrs. Eddy answers these questions with a fullness that leaves nothing to be desired.

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