Holding Our Position

Christian Science entirely changes one's mental attitude toward health, happiness, power, achievement. It enables one to take a new and true position as God's witness, and to maintain it through obedience to the rules of Christian Science. It diverts reliance on matter to reliance on infinite Mind. It overthrows the false gods of pleasurable or painful sensation and establishes in human consciousness the worship of the true God. Many are the victories won over sickness, fear, sin, and sorrow through this right mental attitude. Many are the rewards of well-placed faith, blossoming into spiritual understanding and fruition.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 167) Mrs. Eddy writes, "It is not wise to take a halting and half-way position or to expect to work equally with Spirit and matter, Truth and error." Sickness and sin indicate false mental conditions objectified on the physical body, but never produced by it. Both are products of the carnal mind, which is "enmity against God," and enmity against God's likeness. Therefore one must realize one's identity as God's witness if he would reflect God's dominion. Sickness, which is a mortal belief, can be destroyed only by the operation of divine Mind. A material remedy cannot destroy sickness any more than it can destroy sin. One would not expect to cure jealousy, sorrow, hate, or impatience by dosing, massaging, or operating on the physical body. Equally futile is it to imagine that one can eradicate mental pictures of disease, inaction, paralysis, deformity, by material means. Faith in material remedies, so called, leaves one morally unimproved, spiritually unawakened. In Christian Science the office of preaching the gospel and that of healing the sick are allied in and by divine Mind.

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