Restoring Order

The human mind has its own sense of order. It follows a pattern of nature that acts as a law of health, and unless some abnormal situation arises to interrupt that pattern, this natural order continues. But because such situations do seem to arise through trying circumstances or fears or evil beliefs, it is well to explore spiritual means of restoring the natural order, or normal health, to the body.

Christian Science is able to do this. In the first place, this Science explains a physical disorder to be altogether a mental state, a disorganization of the mind. Mary Baker Eddy gives this explanation in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: "Derangement, or disarrangement, is a word which conveys the true definition of all human belief in ill-health, or disturbed harmony." Science and Health, p. 421;

To restore an orderly state of thought through Science, an understanding of God and His perpetual control of His sons must be established. And this true state, or order, must become more real to the sufferer than the disorder of the flesh. In real existence—that is, in the realm of Spirit, or God, which Jesus called heaven—the divine order is the governing law itself, and it cannot be set aside or interrupted. What God ordains as harmonious, simply is; it is the truth and fulfills His intention for the health of His sons. What He does not ordain—inharmony, disarrangement—simply is not; it is the falsity that contradicts His intention, or at least appears to until it is put out of mind as unreal.

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