Sickness Is a Mistaken Belief about Man

What a burden is lifted from the human heart when sickness is discovered to be not the true condition of man, but a mistaken belief concerning God's spiritual, perfect man. Now a mistaken belief is an erroneous supposition, a misapprehension, and though often an unintentional error, if it be entertained the result is always undesirable.

Fortunately an error has no possible means of ever becoming true, for it is without actual foundation or Principle, and therefore cannot be demonstrated. Could two times two is three ever be demonstrated or proved? No, because it is simply a mathematical error. It is true that this error in numbers would temporarily obscure the correct answer, but the moment it is seen as a mistake and corrected, that moment the solution is found.

Students of Christian Science are learning through their daily study of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook that sickness is not a stubborn reality which must be endured because it cannot be cured. Sickness is only an erroneous concept of God's perfect handiwork; for do we not read, "He is the Rock, his work is perfect," and, "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made"?

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A Lesson from Ham
October 16, 1937

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