"The line of demarcation"

In the seeming chaos of human conditions and the maze of variant human beliefs, what could be more reassuring to one seeking heavenly guidance than the fact that he has come upon "the line of demarcation"—that which can establish for him the surety of what is real and what unreal? Such an assurance alone can dissipate confusion and uncertainty, and enable one to steer his course safely amid the dangerous shoals of material beliefs, through and beyond the destructive currents of hate, malice, and human strife, into the calm of exalted spiritual thinking and the peaceful flow of divine activity.

Such a "line of demarcation" has Mrs. Eddy given to humanity in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures;" and therein, in "the scientific statement of being" (p. 468), is found an epitome of this all-important teaching. It reads: "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual." What could be more definite, more clearly expressed, than this mighty statement of truth?

In this emphatic declaration one has the revelation of God's healing law and also a sure guide in the working out of his salvation. The more of spiritual understanding one gains, the more clearly one discerns "the line of demarcation." Our Leader indeed tells us in Science and Health (p. 505) that "understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and unreal."

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