The Healing Rebuke

Mrs. Eddy teaches the one who would practice Christian Science to practice it with vigor. "Insist vehemently," she tells us, "on the great fact which covers the whole ground, that God, Spirit, is all, and that there is none beside Him." Science and Health, p. 421;

An essential part of this practice is the rebuking of evil, which, in Christian Science, is always recognized as error. To rebuke error effectively, one must always impersonalize it; yet because error seems to be expressed as and through persons, it is usually difficult for the beginner in the study of Christian Science to understand this impersonal condemnation. The rebuking process, correctly applied, has but one purpose—the banishing of error in its various phases so that healing may follow through a clarified understanding of the truth. Healing in Christian Science is based upon the absolute truth that there is no sin or sinner in God's sight.

Christ Jesus characterized the devil, or evil, as "a liar, and the father of it." John 8:44; So any claim of lack—lack of health, supply, companionship, employment, or right purpose—is but the lie concerning the truth of God's perfect care and ever-present supply. False belief, for instance, would argue impairment of faculties, lack of vision or hearing, but it is actually the lie regarding the great truth of the harmonious, perfect activity of God, infinite Soul.

Buying for Ourselves
June 21, 1969

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