The Apostle Paul freely admitted in his second letter to the Christians at Corinth that he was jealous over them "with godly jealousy," fearing, as he said (11:3), "lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so [their] minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." He knew that other preachers would come to them with different doctrine than that which he had taught them, and he pleaded with them not to be mesmerized into turning away from the potent but simple truths which Jesus had taught and practiced. Perhaps he recalled the warning of the writer of Proverbs (1:32), "The turning away of the simple shall slay them."

The great apostle knew that to the extent that mortals lose sight of the simplicity of God's provision for His children, they are likely to run into complications which will prove their undoing. His conversations with them were always "in simplicity and godly sincerity" (II Cor. 1:12), and he promised them that if they would be "wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil," God would shortly "bruise Satan" under their feet (Rom. 16:19, 20).

Mary Baker Eddy, in the year 1866, discovered and revealed to a world submerged in doctrinal complexities the Science of Christianity and set it forth in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," in terms which are at once simple and profound. The simplicity of Christian Science, when understood and adhered to, has enabled thousands of men and women to bruise the Satan of materiality under their feet. In her text-book Mrs. Eddy declares (p. 459): "To mortal sense Christian Science seems abstract, but the process is simple and the results are sure if the Science is understood. The tree must be good, which produces good fruit. Guided by divine Truth and not guesswork, the theologus (that is the student—the Christian and scientific expounder—of the divine law) treats disease with more certain results than any other healer on the globe."

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