Scientific Reversal

When the truth, as revealed in Christian Science, enlightens his consciousness, an individual finds himself beginning to reverse the processes of material thinking. He refuses consent to suggestions which hitherto he may have unquestioningly accepted. As his understanding grows, he does this in an ever increasing degree. The truth which he now apprehends, and which is active in his thought, instinctively resists the attempted inroads of error. Therefore, whatever his outward occupation may be, he is frequently mentally engaged in a process of scientific reversal. "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him."

At first this process may seem arduous, but as the individual's knowledge of Truth increases, it becomes natural. When confronted by something which apparently threatens danger, the truth which he knows, the Christ in his consciousness, denies and reverses the false appearance, and thus averts disaster.

In the book of Job we read, "When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up." When things seem to be at their worst, the Christian Scientist lifts up the standard of Truth in his own consciousness, and knows that in reality all is perfect and harmonious. Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 368), "The greatest wrong is but a supposititious opposite of the highest right." Then, no matter how complicated or aggressive may seem the material suggestions which are pressing themselves upon our attention, we can remember that "the highest right" is at hand, is here even now, to be known and rejoicingly proved.

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A New Lesson
January 30, 1932

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