Consistent Thinking

According to a dictionary definition, one is consistent when "living or acting conformably to one's own belief or professions." Naturally, consistency in word and deed must be preceded by consistency in thought. It is evident, then, that as Christian Scientists we should conform our thinking to the scientific truths contained in the Bible and in the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 354) our Leader has reminded us that "consistency is seen in example more than in precept."

Christ Jesus, who exemplified consistency with Truth in everything he said and did, instructed his followers to "judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." This text has special significance for the Christian Scientist, for his religion teaches him how to judge righteously, that is, to recognize that spiritual perfection is always the fact, everywhere, even when material appearances suggest the opposite.

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