The truth of being is that God, the Mind that conceives all, maintains His spiritual universe intact and complete, without possibility of error. An individual not knowing this is sometimes disheartened by the belief that he has made an irrevocable mistake in the past and that he will be unable to escape the ill consequences of this error. His fears are based on the inaccurate premise that creation is material and subject to mistakes.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 555), "We lose our standard of perfection and set aside the proper conception of Deity, when we admit that the perfect is the author of aught that can become imperfect, that God bestows the power to sin, or that Truth confers the ability to err." God, the one Mind or Principle of the universe, governs with faultless intelligence. Mind's divine idea, man, expresses the forever unfolding of God's flawless creation.

As Mind's transcendent spiritual universe becomes tangible to consciousness blessed by the enlightenment of Christian Science, what appears to be a material creation is recognized to be only a mistaken sense of the true cosmos. Whenever aggressive mental suggestion tempts us to believe that error is taking place in our daily lives, we should replace the suggestion of defectiveness or restriction with the truth of spiritual perfection and infinitude. Then error will vanish from our human experience.

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