The True Christian Scientist

When the light of Truth, as revealed in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, dawns upon human consciousness, there is borne to that consciousness a spiritual idea which, because of its inherent power as the truth, is destined to change the one who entertains it into a new man. "As a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed." This idea is constantly at work, pointing the way to a higher sense of being than that to which the physical senses testify. Because of its very nature the true idea declares that God is Mind, and that man and the universe are creations of Mind and therefore are Mind-like or spiritual, perfect and harmonious.

Now, when one has reached this stage of progressive reasoning, he begins to reach out for a better understanding of the truth about Mind and his relation to it. His desire to know more of Christian Science and of its application to human needs is increased as he sees and experiences the benefits which come with even a slight understanding of this teaching. He will study the textbook and begin to demonstrate the truth it reveals, by healing himself and others of sin or sickness. He does this through the understanding that man, who is like God, is wholly spiritual, and therefore incapable of being bound by or subject to the so-called laws of the flesh. He recognizes the fact that matter is not a product of Mind, God, and that mortal mind is unreal because divine Mind is All. He knows this, because reason and revelation have shown him that there is not more than one Mind, God, and that this one Mind of necessity includes all true or right ideas.

Untrue or wrong thoughts could not be included in Mind, where right ideas alone exist; and therefore wrong thoughts must, of necessity, only seem to exist in a supposititious opposite mind. This opposite mind is an unreality or myth, for a mind which consists solely of wrong thoughts cannot be conceived of as being real. It is simply a lie about the true Mind, or God. Jesus referred to it as "a liar, and the father of it."

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Understanding God's Omnipresence
November 16, 1935

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