In his ascending victory over every belief of life, substance, and mind in matter, and working always from the altitude of his spiritual sonship with God, Jesus' knowledge of divine being naturally rejected any identification with disease, discord, lack, or sin. Referring to the argument or false belief, he said (John 14:30), "The prince of this world [mortal mind] cometh, and hath nothing in me." In other words, false mental suggestion found no response in his consciousness. His reflection of Truth naturally had no affinity with error. He refused to concede reality, power, or law to evil. Definitely and specifically he denied its existence as mind.

In our study of Christian Science this is an important point to consider, namely: evil must not be thought of as mind. Specifically explaining this, Mary Baker Eddy, the revelator of Christian Science, says in her message "Christian Science versus Pantheism" (pp. 6, 7): "It is plain that elevating evil to the altitude of mind gives it power, and that the belief in more than one spirit, if Spirit, God, is infinite, breaketh the First Commandment in the Decalogue. Science shows that a plurality of minds, or intelligent matter, signifies more than one God, and thus prevents the demonstration that the healing Christ, Truth, gave and gives in proof of the omnipotence of one divine, infinite Principle." Evil is not mind, and to accept it as mind would be to give it seeming power and reality. God is Mind, and Mind is one, infinite and all-inclusive; therefore the logical conclusion that there is in reality no mortal mind.

November 29, 1952

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