Challenging and Correcting Human Belief

The Bible declares: "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made," John 1:3; and "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Gen. 1:31; In consonance with these statements Christian Science teaches that anything that is not good, no matter what it looks like, sounds like, or feels like, cannot be real or have substance. It can only appear to exist and then only as a belief, an illusion in human thought, since it could not have been made by God, infinite good, the one creator. The challenging and the correcting of erroneous human beliefs with the harmonious, loving ideas of Mind bring the needed change.

When the appearances of evil, or mortal mind, seem formidable or threatening, it is a relief to realize confidently that they are all only beliefs! We know that a belief is changeable and subject to the truth understood. The problem we face can be seen as no longer a thing or condition of apparent substance or permanence but only as a disembodied concept that changes when thought is spiritualized. This puts fearful conditions on a basis that can be dealt with, because there is no longer something extraneous to thought that has to be changed to bring us harmony, prosperity, or health.

To become aware that we do not have to strike out humanly, go anywhere, or change anyone or anything "out there" is a comforting realization. It tends to dissipate the fear and uncertainty that would blind our vision when the mirages of mortal mind present themselves as actual. Nothing—absolutely nothing—has to be changed but the erroneous belief being entertained.

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