To the writer, who had always prided himself on his practicality and realism, it came as a definite shock to learn upon being introduced to the study of Christian Science that many of the things which he and others considered real were not actually real but were only illusions of a false material sense, the product of an unreal mortal mind. Mary Baker Eddy, denying the testimony of the physical senses and relying on the truths of the Bible as her only authority, explains the utter impossibility of a good God creating anything unlike Himself.

Mrs. Eddy defines God in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 587) as, "The great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence." Her teachings refute the universal belief in the reality of things material, and these teachings are supported by the reforming of the sinner, the healing of the sick, the restoring of harmony, and the introducing of abundance into drab, barren lives — all of which are proofs of the nothingness of inharmony or error.

Thousands upon thousands are learning through the study of Christian Science that the material world with its destructive forces, limitations, and misery is not the real world of God's creating. They are learning that discordant experiences are the result of erroneous, undisciplined thinking, which casts its shadow over the true as a cloud hides the sun. As the result of the revelation of Christian Science, many are awakening to a realization that for years we have been living in a world of make-believe.

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March 31, 1956

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