Supposition Can't Be Real

By simulating Truth, error would fool us into believing it real. How often we accept what the material senses report as true! But these senses are false. So long as we believe their testimony to be valid, we are subject to control by the conditions they seem to report. But when we see how error appears to work, and when we deny the evidence of the material senses, we prove this testimony to be merely an erroneous view of creation, and we know ourselves to be under the law of Truth. This knowledge of Truth governs us and our experience.

Mrs. Eddy states it this way in Science and Health: "A knowledge of error and of its operations must precede that understanding of Truth which destroys error, until the entire mortal, material error finally disappears, and the eternal verity, man created by and of Spirit, is understood and recognized as the true likeness of his Maker." Science and Health, p. 252;

If we need to know of error and its operations, the question then arises, Does becoming aware of error's suppositional activities make it a reality? No, because something that is unreal to start with can never become a reality.

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