Being is ageless and deathless. All is Spirit; there is no matter; therefore there can be no chemical processes or changes producing decay and dissolution.

True chemistry is not material, but spiritual. Mary Baker Eddy, referring to the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," writes on page 422 of this book, "If the reader of this book observes a great stir throughout his whole system, and certain moral and physical symptoms seem aggravated, these indications are favorable." And farther down the same page she continues: "These changes which go on in mortal mind serve to reconstruct the body. Thus Christian Science, by the alchemy of Spirit, destroys sin and death." Note here the fact that changes in thought go to heal and reconstruct the body, and not to destroy it.

In the laboratory of Christian Science we take the moral and spiritual ingredients, and adding intelligently one to another we are enabled to destroy inharmonious material or physical changes and thus reinstate the healthy and harmonious nature. The Apostle Peter describes the way to compound a moral medicine when he writes (II Pet. 1:5–7), "Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity."

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August 12, 1950

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