Indestructible Substance

People generally believe that substance is something materially tangible; that it can be weighed and measured; that it occupies space, and so forth.

Christian Science teaches that substance is the exact opposite of what it has generally been considered to be. It shows us that substance is Spirit, Mind, Truth, Love. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 335): "Spirit is the only substance, the invisible and indivisible infinite God. Things spiritual and eternal are substantial. Things material and temporal are insubstantial." Therefore, that which is truly substantial is invisible to the material senses. It cannot be seen with the eyes, or felt with the hands. Real substance is materially intangible. And this teaching is in harmony with the declaration of Paul in his second epistle to the Corinthians: "The things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

October 16, 1937

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