To be consistent in Christian Science is to stand on the sure foundation of Truth. It is to demonstrate an unwavering adherence to God, divine Principle, by living in accord with our highest understanding of Him.

What would be thought of our mathematics if on Tuesday we said that two and two equal five and on Thursday that they equal seven and perhaps on Sunday that they equal four? Such a system would have no consistency, nothing to hold it together. It would have no dependability; you could never be sure of it. But just as the principle of mathematics embraces the whole of its functions and keeps them all in undeviating accord, so the Principle which is God embraces all real being and maintains every idea in perfect function, harmony, and wholeness.

The words consistent and consistency are defined in part by one dictionary as "having agreement with itself" and "that which stands together as a united whole." Christian Science has complete agreement with itself; it is a Science without a single discrepancy. It stands together as a united whole. Mary Baker Eddy states in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 242), "The vesture of Life is Truth." And she also says in the same paragraph, "The divine Science of man is woven into one web of consistency without seam or rent."

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