Scientific Confrontation

The tenor of the times calls for confrontation at all points of dispute, a feeling of "let it be now"—no circumvention, no further talk; let's have action. While we don't believe in violence, there is still something to be learned from the practical expectancy of this outlook. There is an end to procrastination and constant delay. In our healing work in Christian Science we can well accept the demand "let it be now."

When the time was ripe, Christ Jesus came as the human representative of divine Love, and he came to confront the evils of his day with demonstrable Truth. The empty ritualism, the fruitless religiosity, and the hypocritical verbiage were challenged with the living truth. Demonstration was the criterion of relevance then, and it is today.

When Jesus was challenged as to his right to forgive sins, he answered, "That ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house." The account continues, "And he arose, and departed to his house." Matt. 9:6, 7; This was the actual confrontation that Jesus established. He destroyed error with Truth, dispelled sickness with the Science of man's perfect being as the expression of God.

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