The Beauty of Divine Science

In this age of scientific research a gentle New England woman, Mary Baker Eddy, discovered and founded divine Science, the Science of God and man. She was seeking a demonstrable understanding of God and His Christ, because she recognized that mere belief and faith are not sufficient to prove the power of God under every circumstance. In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes (p. 109), "I knew the Principle of all harmonious Mind-action to be God, and that cures were produced in primitive Christian healing by holy, uplifting faith; but I must know the Science of this healing, and I won my way to absolute conclusions through divine revelation, reason, and demonstration." She discovered the true nature of God, whom she defines as "incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love" (ibid., p. 465). Divine Science, therefore, is the Science of Mind, of Spirit, Soul, Principle; of Life, Truth, Love. If we follow this statement in all its implications, we cannot help beholding the wonderful sevenfold aspect of God and the eternal harmony and activity of His ideas.

God is divine Mind, and God, Mind, being All-in-all, the Science of Mind rejects all so-called sciences based on the belief that there is intelligence or substance in matter. It recognizes only the power, intelligence, law, and creative ability of Mind. The Science of Mind manifests itself as unerring, irresistible, and rational law, thus uncovering and annihilating the false laws of mortal mind and matter with all their inharmonious consequences.

God is Spirit, the only substance. From this it follows that the Science of Spirit annuls belief in the reality of matter and the flesh. In the realm of Spirit there is no consciousness of matter, and no obstacle to the ever-unfolding order of infinite perfection. The Science of Spirit rejects all theories based on the belief that matter and Spirit mingle, but establishes the purity of being, and presents unfoldment, spiritual progress.

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Our Feet upon the Mountains
January 17, 1942

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