Speaking with Authority

"And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy." Viewed in the light of the teachings of Christian Science, the quotation from Leviticus is a revelation of divine law. It unfolds the method of divine government, wherein the holiness of Mind as the "Great First Cause" is a law of holiness or perfection to its own manifestation of infinite ideas.

The condition and quality of spiritual and real manhood are established by divine Science; it follows that speaking with authority must be predicated upon an understanding of Science. Divine law, through correct mental application, rules out the belief that sin or discord is included in the experience of the real man. Without the theology of Christian Science, however, one has no divine basis from which to work, and the element of certainty, so necessary for good results, would be lacking. Therefore, an essential qualification for successful mental work is to know creation as it is known of God.

Spiritual wholeness or health is a state of absolute being, a condition of reality. Health, therefore, cannot be lost or have an opposite, because reality is infinite. Man, in Science, reflects God's attributes, including the infinite quality of health, and by reason of this fact can neither know, nor feel, nor express disease. Considered from the standpoint of reality, therefore, disease does not have to be destroyed in order to establish health. The absolute necessity for spiritual vision in order to meet the demands of Truth makes apparent the great value of a metaphysical system of therapeutics which, as Mrs. Eddy states in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 269), "exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul."

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Supplying the Loaves and Fishes
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