Disappearance of Error

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE bestows prophetic vision upon its students. It has revealed to them the allness of God, good,—the infinity of good,—and the unreality of evil, and they are thus enabled to foresee the day when error shall be no more, when sin, sorrow, disease, and death shall be no more. In this they resemble the beloved disciple who, after writing in Revelation, "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea," declares, "And there shall in no wise enter into it [the holy Jerusalem] any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life." The truth that God is infinite good enables us to see the unreality of evil, and, accordingly, to anticipate its disappearance from human consciousness even until not a trace of belief in it remains.

The Christian Scientist has arrived at the point where he is convinced of God's allness and evil's nothingness and is striving to demonstrate the facts. His eyes are not shut, however, to the problems of evil that appear to confront him. Well he knows that around him are many who believe in the reality of evil and practice evil to their own detriment and the detriment of others; and time and again he himself is confronted with the arguments of evil, arguments which would convince him of its reality and its desirability. The Christian Scientist cannot shut his eyes on the seeming problems of evil; but that is very different from regarding the problems as real, as other than the supposititious arguments or erroneous suggestions of what in Christian Science is termed mortal mind. And when he sees the problems of evil in the right way, that is, as having no reality in the sight of God, he is regarding them scientifically.

The more of Truth one understands, the less real does error appear to be; or, in other words, error disappears as Truth is understood. This is the experience of every genuine student of Christian Science. When he commenced the study of Christian Science the suggestions of evil may have sometimes seemed to throng him, sorely oppressing him; now he can say that he is far more immune from the claims of evil than he was before, and is enjoying a far better sense of harmony and health than he did. On page 406 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes, "Sin and sickness will abate and seem less real as we approach the scientific period, in which mortal sense is subdued and all that is unlike the true likeness disappears."

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The True Embodiment
August 31, 1929

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