Why Mortal Mind Is Always Wrong

Mortal mind—any supposed intelligence apart from God—is always wrong. We must recognize this in order to protect ourselves against the subtle error of thinking that mortal mind produces once in a while a good thought, a good proposition, or a good suggestion.

In Christian Science we learn that one of the synonyms for God is Mind. Since God is good, this one infinite and immortal Mind is good, producing only good thoughts and ideas. "He is the Rock, his work is perfect: ... a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he." Deut. 32:4; Since God is All, Mind is complete, embracing all good thoughts and ideas—all, without exception. Therefore mortal mind has nothing to work with but falsity and wrong beliefs. This explains what Christ Jesus meant when he said of the devil, which Christian Science calls mortal mind, "He is a liar, and the father of it." John 8:44; Mortal mind must therefore begin with a lie it alone could father, and then try to impose it upon us, upon our human consciousness.

December 12, 1970

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