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Spiritual Understanding versus Material Knowledge
The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, states in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 195): "Academics of the right sort are requisite. Observation, invention, study, and original thought are expansive and should promote the growth of mortal mind out of itself, out of all that is mortal."
Although the world generally agrees with the first part of this statement, it does not as yet see that "observation, invention, study, and original thought ... should promote the growth of mortal mind out of itself, out of all that is mortal." Christian Science is rapidly teaching those who turn to this Science how to imbibe the true, eternal, and immortal, which annul the false, temporary, and mortal. It brings the light of spiritual understanding, which lifts one's vision above the material realm to spiritual reality and fills one's consciousness with comfort and peace.
When one learns in Christian Science that God, divine Mind, is the only power, and that this power is good and intelligent, sustaining the universe and man, one finds this truth fulfilling the righteous yearings of the human heart, leading and guiding thought into a higher sense of dominion, bringing the conviction of the unreality of matter. The Christian Scientist, acknowledging the supremacy of the power of Mind, learns to yield more and more to the influence of divine Mind and to silence human speculations, conjectures, and intellectual vagaries. He knows that God, infinite Spirit, Love, governs and maintains man in perfect harmony, health, peace, and joy. He also knows that any condition which seems to be discordant, as sickness, poverty, strife, is not of God, and therefore is powerless. This knowing raises the human consciousness above mortal belief, endowing it with divine power.
Peace on Earth
ELLA H. HAY
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SAMUEL H. ROGERS
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Teaching in the Sunday School
EDWARD H. RETHMAN
"The forts of Christian Science"
"Lift up a standard"
GRACE M. FRANCK
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"For a victory over evil"
with contributions from Margaret Crawford
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"I thank Thee, Father, I thank Thee."
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Juanita Owen Kent
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John Matthew Moir with contributions from Ethel Moir
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