The great Metaphysician, Christ Jesus, said (Matt. 23:9), "Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Steadfastly he maintained his unity with this Father in heaven. He refused to be identified with a background of mortality.

Throughout her writings Mary Baker Eddy, always the faithful follower of Christ Jesus, makes clear that man is eternally the reflection of God, the perfect offspring of the perfect Parent —Life, Truth, Love. She shows indisputably that all beliefs in a material creation are illusions. In her own practice of Christian Science she substantiated her statements that sin, disease, and death are unreal, destroying their claims by revealing the reality of health and life.

Human life follows a pattern of human belief. Sometimes this design outlines a happy life; sometimes an unhappy one. Many believe their lives have been made unhappy because of circumstances over which they have had no control, such as an inherited disease or evil tendency. These individuals are the victims of false beliefs about themselves and unwittingly follow a plan of the so-called carnal mind's outlining.

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