Divine Concepts versus Sense Impressions

In his daily contact with the world, the Christian Scientist learns to retain in consciousness, both for himself and for others, the true concept of man as the expression of God.

When our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, saw the necessity for every member of The Mother Church "to defend himself daily against aggressive mental suggestion" (Manual, Art VIII, Sect. 6), she must have known our need to blot out the false impressions which intentionally or otherwise are exchanged in our jostlings with one another in the daily round, and which, while having no real foundation, might nevertheless remain in thought to the detriment of all concerned.

Jesus said, "I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil." Self-examination defeats self-condemnation, by enabling the earnest student to discover where a false impression may be clouding his consciousness and needing to be erased.

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