The standpoint from which health and disease are approached in Christian Science requires a considerable readjustment of thought on the part of those who accept its teachings. The world has become so accustomed to accord reality to everything the senses behold, whether it be good or bad, that to approach disease as an unreality may at first seem to be difficult, if not impossible.

Christian Science accords reality only to that which has Spirit, God, as its source. It teaches that health is a divine quality of being rather than a favorable condition of matter. God cannot be the source of disease, for sweet water and bitter do not come from the same fountain. The sun cannot send forth both light and darkness. Principle cannot support both truth and error. In fact, opposites never mingle. One being real, the other must be unreal.

In the textbook, Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy writes (p.483): "Because the Science of Mind seems to bring into dishonor the ordinary scientific schools, which wrestle with material observations alone, this Science has met with opposition; but if any system honors God, it ought to receive aid, not opposition, from all thinking persons. And Christian Science does honor God as no other theory honors Him, and it does this in the way of His appointing, by doing many wonderful works through the divine name and nature."

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