"The conclusion of the whole matter"

Referring to her search for the basis of primitive Christian healing, Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 109), "I must know the Science of this healing, and I won my way to absolute conclusions through divine revelation, reason, and demonstration." These three indivisible factors in spiritual growth can be grasped by all who honestly and studiously reach out for them.

The revelation of the truth of being provides the only way of awakening from the nightmare of materiality. As students of Christian Science, we learn that one should not bow down to the burdensome beliefs of the flesh and evil, since these are anti-Christian. Material sense argues that the obstacles to health, prosperity, and happiness seem in some cases to be insurmountable, and that humanity as a whole is the victim of a wrong order of things. From the standpoint of physical sense evidence this may seem to be the case. But neither the argument nor the sense evidence has any support in Truth; and who would lend his support to a lie? Fear, having no genuine premise, has no authority, intelligence, or power. It is mortal self-deception, yielding only to spiritual enlightenment.

The revelation of Divine or Christian Science pierces the fog of mortal mind with spiritual light. This light is apprehended through spiritual sense, the evidence of which is consonant with the harmony of God and His ideas. Hence at every stage of growth, spirituality must be assiduously cultivated by the Christian Scientist who wishes to discover and establish his individuality on the foundation of divine Mind. "They that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." This worship of God, infinite good, is divinely natural and always redemptive.

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May 28, 1938

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