Evil Is Not Individual

It is fitting that the mystery of evil should be explained by scientific Christianity, or Christian Science, for Science reveals all truth—the truth of God and man and the truth about evil. The search by many religionists for the origin of evil has brought confusion through the ages and has ended in mere conjectures. But the search by Mary Baker Eddy ended in her discovery that evil has no origin: it is the product of a suppositional mind, an unreal, self-constituted consciousness that disappears in the presence of the knowledge of divine Mind's infinitude.

Furthermore, Mrs. Eddy found that evil is a mesmeric, mortal state of mind depicted in the second chapter of Genesis as the Adam-dream. This dream mind counterfeits true creation with its own misconceptions of man. Christian Science discloses that there is but one evil and that to overcome it we must see it as a sinful, intruding sense and not as sinful individuals.

Scientific Method
March 17, 1962

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