Denying Error

Christian Science treatment rests upon Truth, God, and is designed to obliterate whatever hides the spiritual facts of being. Truth alone destroys error, and affirmations of Truth are essential if one is to bring about spiritual healing. But denial of the error confronting one is also important, and careful attention should be given this aspect of treatment.

When a Christian Scientist fails to obliterate an inharmonious physical condition, it may be that he has not adequately denied that condition. Not that he has neglected to give attention to the arguments of denial! Perhaps he has even overdone this aspect of his treatment, and the error stands out to him as a stubborn reality to be grappled with and destroyed. But something may be wrong with his denial if the error does not disappear.

Perhaps the Scientist has not denied the error as the reflex phenomenon of his own thought. He is seeing what he believes. He has not given up sufficiently the believing mentality which has evolved the condition and stubbornly goes on believing it. He needs to undermine the phenomenon by sacrificing to a greater degree the false sense of self, the consciousness of matter and of all that would reverse God's spiritual creation and give it a material appearance.

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