Christian Science brings to human apprehension the demonstrable truth that man, the man of God's creating, is spiritual and is made in God's image and after His likeness. It makes God known to mankind and shows humanity how the spiritual idea of God, the Christ, heals all ills of the flesh.

It is widely recognized today that human experience, including the woes of sickness and sin, is the seeming objectification of human thought. The only way that true healing of sickness and sin can come to individuals or to nations is through a correction of erroneous thought. Christ, Truth, the spiritual idea, alone can truly correct falsities, because Christ has power to destroy error. No wonder that Jesus, the embodiment of Truth, could exclaim (Luke 10:19), "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." Truth, as applied in Christian Science, still effectually treads on the serpents and scorpions of sickness and sin and lack.

Proportionably as the Christ-idea, revealing God as all-presence, all-power, all-science, is accepted as true consciousness, it becomes to one a law of correction to every belief which seems to be included in false mortal consciousness. This false sense is comprised merely of a mistaken belief, the seeming absence of spiritual being, which in reality is always omnipotent and omnipresent. However, humanity as a rule not only requires the general truths of God's goodness as Spirit, and man's real being as His image, in order to heal, but also needs to understand and apply specific truths which deny and correct in human thought, and thereby in human body, the specific errors that are manifested as sickness, sin, and so on. This is illustrated by the school child, who, in order to correct mistakes in a faulty solution of a mathematical problem, must know the specific mathematical facts which correct specific errors.

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July 5, 1952

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