"The microscope of Spirit"

A microscope can so magnify an invisible material object that its features become easily observable by the human eye. But what Mary Baker Eddy calls "the microscope of Spirit" has precisely the opposite effect. She writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Matter disappears under the microscope of Spirit."Science and Health, p. 264;

To a new student of Christian Science, the prospect of a matter–less universe may seem preposterous, even alarming. Undeniably, such a concept flies in the face of traditional theology, physical science, and the evidence of the senses, but Christian Science invites a closer scrutiny of the subject because of the concept's immense potential for the health and progress of mankind.

Although Christian Science denies matter, it is not denying the universe. It is rejecting a limited, fallible concept of creation. When an individual so spiritualizes his thought that to him matter loses its appearance of reality, he won't at that point suddenly lose his sense of identity or his awareness of the objects that surround him. Instead, he will see creation as it actually is conceived and eternally sustained in the Mind that is God. He will see it in all its unchanging perfection, glory, and distinctness. The Bible tells us, "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."II Cor. 5:1;

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Therapy for the Lonely
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