"To decide quickly as to the proper treatment of error—whether error is manifested in forms of sickness, sin, or death—is the first step towards destroying error. Our Master treated error through Mind." So writes Mary Baker Eddy on page 463 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" under the marginal heading "Unhesitating decision."

Christian Science teaches that Christ Jesus, listening always to the voice of his Father, divine Mind, detected instantly the arguments of error, which would contradict Truth. No matter in what guise evil manifested itself, he decided quickly on its proper treatment. Christ Jesus gave no credence to any mortal suggestion; he recognized a lie as a lie. Jesus said of mortal mind (John 8:44): "Ye are of your father the devil. ... When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." To others the Master's healings seemed miraculous, but they were divinely natural, because they were the result of his obedience to Mind.

May 3, 1952

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