No Classification of Diseases

Why do some phases of sin and disease often seem more tenacious and difficult to overcome than others? Is evil really able to inject more power and tenacity into cancer than into colic? That is its claim, but its claim has no law of Truth to support it.

In a paragraph in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," under the marginal heading "Diseases not to be classified," Mary Baker Eddy says (p. 176), "One disease is no more real than another." Heart trouble is no more the reality of man than hives, rheumatism than rickets, arthritis than asthma. The claim of the one evil, mortal mind, that it can classify its lying concepts, calling some mild and little-to-be-feared, and others serious and much-to-be-feared, needs to be seen as a lie about lies. But the lie of false classification is powerless to lift the lie of any disease or any sin above the dead level of the fictitious evil mind which is its origin.

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October 5, 1946
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