OVERCOMING MORTALITY

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.

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