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"THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY"

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 464), "Adulterating Christian Science, makes it void." Christian Science is exact Science and so requires exactness in order to demonstrate its rules. One cannot adulterate its scientifically Christian demand for unswerving adherence to spiritual Truth and still prove its healing and saving power.

To adulterate is to corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of a foreign element. Mixing materiality with spirituality in seeking to demonstrate Christian Science is adulteration of this Science. Materialism, whether employed as medicine, unethical business practices, or the effort to dominate in home, community, or church, is the opposite of spirituality and is a hindrance, not an aid, to spiritual means. If one would prove the presence of God, good, he must abide strictly and radically by the rules of spiritual healing set forth in the Bible and the writings of Mrs. Eddy. The line between good and evil must be drawn with firm decision, whether the problem is physical, financial, or moral.

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