What We Can Do About Danger Signals

We are frequently reminded in magazines, newspapers, and on television to watch for danger signals, or symptoms, of various diseases. The greatest danger signal, however, is the temptation to admit the reality of these errors.

In the allegory of creation in Genesis the serpent beguiled Eve to taste the forbidden fruit with the promise that she would be wiser, knowing both good and evil. In the same way error may tempt one to believe that he will be wiser if he can recognize danger signals. If one has manifested symptoms of some disease, error may then argue that he can pinpoint the problem and hasten the healing by identifying the danger signals.

However, alert Christian Scientists are mindful of Mrs. Eddy's words: "Exclude from mortal mind the offending errors; then the body cannot suffer from them. The issues of pain or pleasure must come through mind, and like a watchman forsaking his post, we admit the intruding belief, forgetting that through divine help we can forbid this entrance." Science and Health, pp. 392, 393;

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