Disrobing Errors of Belief

Throughout the Scriptures thought is sometimes likened to garments; and Mary Baker Eddy, the author of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," sometimes employs the same metaphor. Such comparisons often bring home spiritual truths to us very forcibly.

Mortals have been falsely taught to believe that man is a material being; so they have come to believe that thinking may be of a material nature. It is the discovery that all true thought comes from God, and is therefore a spiritual activity, that enables men to understand the erroneous nature of that which calls itself material thinking. Or, to follow the metaphor, the robes of right thinking must replace the soiled garments of materiality before one can even begin to understand God or to comprehend one's own true nature.

When men become dissatisfied with the false coverings of material thinking and sincerely long for the robes of righteousness, they at once start clothing themselves with true, spiritual thinking. Christ Jesus came, in response to this true longing, to show men that the only way to peace and holiness is through thinking only true thoughts, which come from God. He used a similar metaphor in his parable of the wedding guest who could not remain in the presence of Truth and Love because of his failure to clothe himself with the spiritual thought-robes necessary for communion with the one Mind, God.

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January 10, 1931

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