Solving Problems

In Christian Science man is seen as free to live abundantly; as having capacity to experience prosperity, health, and peace of mind. He is seen as God's image and likeness or reflection. How illogical, therefore, it would be to conclude that man at any time could be bound by suffering of any sort, or be in subjection to a so-called problem of sickness, wrong habit, or a material sense of anything!

On page 184 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy makes this positive statement: "Belief produces the results of belief." In the light of that assertion, it can be seen that credence cannot be given to anything that is not susceptible of proof. A claim that a condition the opposite of harmony is real or good can no more be proved than can the false belief that two and two makes five.

Just what is a problem? In the light of Christian Science it is seen that any so-called error—sickness, disease, or lack—is a false belief. The real man is not in need of health or supply. In the textbook, on page 494, we are given the tremendous message of inspiration, "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need." Christian Science establishes the proposition that there can be no withholding of good from any of God's ideas. Man's only business is the receiving and reflecting of good. He draws from no other source than God, divine Mind, Love. The sunbeam derives its warmth, light, and power from the sun. It possesses the qualities inherent in the sun. Its complete and only function is reflection or expression.

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