Denying Sin and Disease

In his exhortation to Israel, recorded in Deuteronomy, occur these words of Moses: "Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him." None else beside God; no power, cause, presence, or intelligence but God—this is the teaching which Christian Science is making practical to-day in the overcoming of all unlike good! On page 101 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy writes, "The Science of omnipotence demonstrates but one power, and this power is good, not evil; not matter, but Mind;" and she adds, "This virtually destroys matter and evil, including sin and disease."

Sin and disease appear real, sometimes very real, to mortals. The physical senses testify to their reality; and mortals, believing this testimony and accepting it as true, become sinful or diseased, and sometimes find themselves almost without hope of being able to obtain their release. So long as they continue to regard disease and sin as real they are liable to suffer from them. But when they understand, through Christian Science, that since God is infinite good His creation must be perfect, and evil unreal, they are able to deny sin and disease, and to make a start in getting rid of them.

Knowing the tendency of the sick and the sinning to argue for the reality of sickness and sin, the Christian Scientist must be prepared to give them a denial. What does this imply? That he should be conscious of the ever-presence of God, good; that he should be realizing the truth of God's—Spirit's—allness. Only in this way is it possible to see the unreality of matter and evil, and with conviction to deny sickness and sin. But to live so as to be constantly conscious of the allness of God, perfect Mind, necessitates fervent and prayerful desire for purity of thought, and clear seeing of the value of unselfishness.

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