"The divine must overcome the human"

Christian Science teaches men how to let the divine overcome the human, in accordance with Mary Baker Eddy's statement in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 43), "The divine must overcome the human at every point." It shows that one cannot leap to absolute Truth at a single bound, nor can he hold longingly to material beliefs and still make any measure of progress. Either attitude is one of disobedience.

It might be said that the daily experience of the earnest Christian Scientist is that of letting the divine overcome the human. The word "let" is used advisedly here, because it most appropriately indicates what is taking place. The irresistible divine will is operating through divine law to destroy every material belief. It is then utterly unwise and useless to wish to delay the process, since, aside from being inevitable, it continually increases human happiness.

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