In planning the construction of a bridge or a tunnel the engineer proceeds with the knowledge he has gained in the study and practice of his profession. He knows with the certainty of the science of mathematics that if in the building of such a project the work is started at two or more different points, the various structures will meet in perfect alignment.

The student of Christian Science is as certain of the outcome in the application of his knowledge of the Science of divine Being to a specific human problem as is the construction engineer. Someone may say, "But how is one to know that Christian Science is true Science?" One knows by proof or demonstration.

Through the discovery and revelation by Mary Baker Eddy of Christian Science, or the knowledge of all true being, it is only natural that the errors or misconceptions of the human mind will be uncovered and eventually destroyed by this light of Truth. Briefly Mrs. Eddy discusses this in her book "Miscellaneous Writings" in an article entitled "Mental Practice." She first points out the benefits to be derived from the right method of treatment and then goes on to state what may follow if the wrong method is pursued. She makes this significant statement regarding one who may have accepted the argument that he is ill (pp. 220, 221): "But if with the certainty of Science he knows that an error of belief has not the power of Truth, and cannot, does not, produce the slightest effect, it has no power over him."

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March 10, 1956

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