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Christian Science brings hope and healing to those who have turned away from sin, but who are still suffering penalties brought about by sin. Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 404), "If the evil is over in the repentant mortal mind, while its effects still remain on the individual, you can remove this disorder as God's law is fulfilled and reformation cancels the crime." However, Science offers no relief from penalties while sin is unforsaken.
A penalty is a continuation of the state of mind which brings on the penalty—a state of material sense excitement. For sin is a form of sense excitement, often associated with the belief of pleasure in matter; while suffering is another form of sense excitement, which argues pain in matter. However, all suffering is not the effect of sin; many sicknesses result from false belief or from fear, and they disappear when the belief is replaced by spiritual truth.
All forms of sense excitement indicate delusion, for, according to Science, material sense is false mind and perceives only what it mistakenly believes. Physical sense is no part of man, for man is his Maker's likeness, and his senses are spiritual, conscious only of God, Spirit, and of His creation of divine ideas.
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TRUE SACRIFICE—THE WAY TO HEAVEN
FREDA SPERLING BENSON
"THE NUMERATION-TABLE OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE"
APPRECIATING OUR TRUE SELFHOOD
MARGARET CASE PAULUS
GOD'S GIFT OF JOY
HELEN V. WHITE
DEMONSTRATING OUR SPIRITUAL IDENTITY
DAILY SUFFICIENCY OF GOD'S IDEAS
SYBILLA M. BRUNING
"PUT ON THE NEW MAN"
HARRIETTE MELDRIM LAKE
"ALL IS INFINITE MIND"
WILFRED S. THORPE
REATHA I. FOUCH
OBSTRUCTIVE BELIEFS YIELD TO TRUTH
Helen Wood Bauman
About forty years ago I had only...
Arthur G. Farthing
One evening as my husband and...
I cannot begin to relate all the...
My previous testimony appeared...
Samuel L. Shannon
Several years ago, while I was...
Esther L. R. Gibson
My gratitude for Christian Science...
Gladys M. Leeney
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Before knowing of Christian Science...
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