Disease Is Wholly an Illusion

Scientifically speaking, there is no disease because there is no truth in disease and no disease in Truth. Regardless of how alarming or real disease seems to be, it is wholly an illusion of so-called mortal mind. This illusion deludes the believer, and that which mortal mind suggests is imaged on his body.

Christian Science breaks the mesmeric illusion of disease by removing from the believer's mentality the fear, ignorance, or sin which has occasioned the disease; it establishes the scientific fact of health. Thus the trenchant truth, mentally enforced, heals disease as well as sin. It is, in the words of Paul (II Cor. 10:4), "mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds" of error.

God never created disease of any name or nature. Therefore there is in reality no disease to be healed. There is only a false concept to be dispelled, an illusion of mortal belief, which is but an expression of fearful, anxious, often sinful thoughts. Because of this, Christian Science does not medicate, operate upon, or attempt to heal the body in any way other than a spiritual one.

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Accepting Challenges
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