Facts, Not Fables

A FACT, as a dictionary tells us, is "that which has actual existence," while a fable is "a fictitious narrative or statement." A fact may be known and experienced, while a fable is imagined. Scientifically speaking, facts are synonymous with truths, while fables are altogether mythical.

Mary Baker Eddy states in her textbook (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 207), "The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things." The Science of Christianity, which she discovered and founded, establishes these scientific facts, the great spiritual realities of being. It teaches how to find, maintain, and prove them, and how to disprove and destroy their opposites—material fables.

Spiritual facts are ideas of divine Mind and are eternally true. Material fables are the fabrications of mortal mind, and are unreal illusions. From the standpoint of Truth the word "fact" applies to Spirit, not matter. All phases of materiality are fables, without real origin manifestation, or verification.

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True Witnessing
July 8, 1939

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