Proving Truth to be the Victor

The eternal Truth destroys what mortals seem to have learned from error, and man's real existence as a child of God comes to light." This assurance, given by Mary Baker Eddy on pages 288 and 289 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," brings special comfort. All education proves repeatedly that a right concept destroys an ignorant belief. For instance, a mathematical or musical law learned and proved through utilization entirely erases every misconception of the law. Good is more natural than evil. Right-mindedness which is the reflection of the Mind that is God is normal; it is simple and satisfying, and one who finds it gladly discards all substitutes.

In the coming days earnest work will be demanded of us all if we are to maintain lasting peace between nations. Enlightened thinkers are agreed that one great requirement is to give correct education to people who have been falsely taught—given a false concept of God, of government, of man's relationship to his brother man. Often people who are seriously considering this great work tell us that such corrective education will take many years, and may not even be accomplished in our generation.

Let us remember the promise, "The eternal Truth destroys what mortals seem to have learned from error," and the assurance given in the Bible (Hebr. 4:12), "The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword." What difference does it make whether a false belief has been entertained for an hour or for many years? Jesus healed a man who had been born blind, and another who had always been lame, as promptly as he met the other needs of humanity. If in a sunlit room you open a drawer which has been closed for years, it is filled with light as quickly as though it had been dark for only a moment.

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The One Substance
September 14, 1946

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