Mind Speaks, and It Is Done

The Scriptural statement that "he [God] spake, and it was done," and the somewhat similar statement, also from Psalms, "He uttered his voice, the earth melted," have been of much interest to Bible students, even though they have been regarded commonly as referring only to the remote past or future. In Christian Science, the interest of the statements is greatly increased, because they are found to relate, in all their joyful and scientifically certain significance, to the present, to the present affairs of every human being. For everyone, this Science shows, the quick and ample power of God, infinite Mind, is at hand to help, to heal, and to accomplish the fulfillment of every righteous desire.

All this, moreover, is perfectly understandable in Christian Science. It has been believed by mankind in general that matter is what it seems, a substance in a state of greater or less disagreement with intelligence, and that if anything is to be accomplished intelligently, whether the removal of a mountain or the healing of disease, it must be by overcoming the resistances of this supposed substance. But Christian Science reveals—what is now almost if not quite conceded by some leading physicists—that matter, far from being what it seems, is unreal. Christian Science shows that it is but the human mind's mistaken sense of substance, and that true substance is Mind itself. As Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, has writen (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 468), "Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance." And she has said further, on the same page, "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all."

Anyone can see upon a moment's consideration that all his direct experience of matter is an experience in consciousness; that he knows nothing of it beyond his mental impressions of it. And Christian Science shows that even the consciousness which cognizes matter is mistaken and unreal—a mere dream. Instead, therefore, of having to deal with a bulky material substance in establishing the natural and desirable effects of intelligence, one has only to deal with a false sense. By awakening to the truth about substance, one finds the divine Mind, "the only real substance," spontaneously and gloriously in evidence.

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June 14, 1941

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