Cause, So Called, of Disease

THE question is often asked, What is the cause of my disease? Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, answers this question in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" when she says (p. 411) : "The procuring cause and foundation of all sickness is fear, ignorance, or sin. Disease is always induced by a false sense mentally entertained, not destroyed. Disease is an image of thought externalized." From these statements, together with Paul's statement in his letter to the Romans, "To be carnally minded is death," it is learned that the requirements for deliverance from the seeming cause or manifestation of any disease is the elimination from our consciousness of fear and all evil thinking, since the body reflects the thinking which governs it.

It will be noted that Paul's statement is followed by the declaration, "To be spiritually minded is life and peace." It may be seen from this that one must reach to the very depths of his nature and destroy each thought that is unlike God, good, if he is to eliminate the seeming causes of disease from his experience. Since disease has no divine Principle, no foundation in the truth of being, we should humbly begin this correction of wrong thinking without delay, if we would be well and happy.

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