From his words it would seem that the Apostle Paul was often confronted with the intellectual opposition and resistance to his teachings of the Greek and Roman philosophers, the scholars of that time. For in his first epistle to the Corinthians he declared (1:19–27): "It is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? ... But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty."

Especially during the last twenty-five years many scholars and wise men of this age, physicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists, have been studying human thought. They have been laying stress on the mental as an important and possible factor in ordering and adjusting one's life. But it is regrettable that they have been dealing only with the carnal or mortal mind, as Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, terms it. These men uncover and reveal to human beings their material thought processes; but after this has been done, there still remains the deeply rooted belief that mind is in matter and that man is material. They reveal and bring to the surface the erroneous thinking of mortals, but for the most part as yet do not direct their study and research to seeking and finding the spiritual cause and origin of right thinking. Therefore they do not sufficiently emphasize to their followers the spiritual and healing thought values of purity, righteousness, love, and morality.

Matter and its origin, mortal mind, in its various phases, is engaging the thought and attention of scholars and psychologists. Many books have been written discussing the action of the human mind and endeavoring to find reasons why mortals behave thus and so, but not one of them has been able to do what Mrs. Eddy has done for thousands through her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," namely, free men and women from sin, disease, and fear, and most important of all uncover and prove the unreal basis of these impositions on humanity.

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January 31, 1953

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