In the demonstration of health through Christian Science, nothing is more needed than the overcoming of a belief in and fear of death. Mary Baker Eddy makes this important statement in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 79): "Thousands of instances could be cited of health restored by changing the patient's thoughts regarding death."

Christian Science brings about such a change. It explains that while the carnal mind is essentially mortal and its aim consequently destructive, it is unreal. Paul wrote to the Romans (8:6), "To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." Christian Science is in conformity with this profound distinction; but it makes the fact clear that the divine Mind, God, is the only Mind and that the carnal, or mortal, mind is its supposed opposite — "enmity against God," as Paul describes this spurious consciousness.

Christ Jesus demonstrated the Science of Life, the truth of immortal being, by obliterating death in a number of instances, including his own resurrection. And he showed that the healing of sickness goes hand in hand with the understanding of man's deathless, sinless existence in Life, God. The whole tenor of his precepts, confirmed by his healing works, shows that death will disappear in the measure that sin is forsaken and the fear of death is overcome.

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The Superlative Nature Of God
March 28, 1959

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