All Christian Scientists know and love the powerful paragraph in...

All Christian Scientists know and love the powerful paragraph in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, where she asks, "What is the scientific statement of being?" and answers in these words (p. 468): "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual." These words and the thoughts they convey are implicit in all Mrs. Eddy's writings and run through them like a golden thread. The truths of this profound statement have healed many diseases. Their power is derived from God, divine Mind, and the authority of the Christ, which Jesus exemplified.

When utilized with thoughtful pondering, the statement is, indeed, effective and vital prayer. Because it is so effective, it may well be considered a spiritual declaration of independence—an independence from matter and its various spurious claims. And how the world does need such a sure declaration of freedom from the devious claims of matter as substance!

October 16, 1976

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