The Perfect Remedy

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE offers immediate and permanent deliverance from the ills that afflict mankind—from social wrongs, from disease, from every human defect. And this can be brought about through individual understanding of Truth; for, as Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 394), "This understanding is the universal and perfect remedy."

It is none other than the understanding that evil in all its phases is unreal, and that Truth, as revealed in Christian Science, can and does destroy its apparent reality. "There is but one way to heaven, harmony, and Christ in divine Science shows us this way. It is to know no other reality—to have no other consciousness of life—than good, God and His reflection, and to rise superior to the so-called pain and pleasure of the senses" (ibid., p. 242).

At a time when millions of human beings are asking for bread, when they are seeking deliverance from poverty, uncertainty, loss, and despair, shall they be given a stone? Whatever may be offered in some different economic arrangement, some new political shift, or some social reorganization, the basic error to be corrected is erroneous thought. In the reforming of thought lies the only way of securing and enjoying the deliverance for which men seek. By understanding that sickness, poverty, unemployment, domestic inharmony, war, and the like are not primarily material conditions, but false beliefs, erroneous mental concepts, and that the truth which makes men free is at hand, the individual obtains the mastery over them. Thus he exchanges falsities for their direct opposites, correct or scientific ideas—health, happiness, abundance, right activity, a right sense of relationship, peace. Correct modes of thought, acting in accordance with unerring spiritual law, are objectified in the individual's new and harmonious experience. Such correct thinking is a present possibility—yea, it is the normal and only true thinking as understood in Christian Science.

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Closer to God
April 6, 1935

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