"Man is tributary to God, Spirit, and to nothing else." A scientific understanding of this important statement by Mary Baker Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 481) removes fear of human susceptibility to error and demonstrates that man is completely immune to error of any kind.

The Apostle Paul advised the Romans (12:2), "Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." So whether it is symptom or suggestion that outlines a picture of human affliction, he who would claim spiritual immunity should renew his mind by ousting the unreal from consciousness and dwelling only on the facts concerning man. He who is spiritually reaching out for the hand of the Father knows that he and his neighbor can never be less than they were "in the beginning" —the spiritual, perfect ideas of God. For him, this original concept of man can never be painted or blotted out. In every experience and demonstration the sincere seeker consistently walks with God.

During certain months of the year there seems to be a tendency to expect certain diseases. Christian Scientists, however, know that expectation of this sort is not healthful, for instead of correcting the situation, expectation intensifies it through worry and apprehension. Science enables one to prove that human forecasts have no power to determine or condition daily experience. No belief can ever become an actuality unless it is first accepted as such in thought.

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