The correct view of God heals

The description of God as infinite Mind, or Spirit, too pure to comprehend evil and matter, has always been upsetting to the conventional view. If God has no knowledge of matter or of the evil things that seem to happen to us, it might be asked, How can He be of any help to us? If doesn't know matter, how can He even know that we, as human beings living in material bodies, exist? Isn't it more comforting and perhaps more logical to think of God as knowing us as persons struggling with matter and evil, or error? Isn't He more apt to help us if His omniscience and omnipotence can see and rearrange everything in our lives, including matter and error?

The answer to these questions is found not so much through human reasoning as in practical proof. "The question, What is Truth," writes Mrs. Eddy, "is answered by demonstration,—by healing both disease and sin." Science and Health, p. viii; Working from the true concept of God, as revealed in Christian Science, a student of this Science can learn to heal consistently, after the pattern of Christ Jesus. As the student's spiritual understanding grows, he becomes more and more conscious of God, not as an intellectual abstraction but as a real, warm, loving presence—a presence manifested by the practical advancement of every facet of good in his human experience.

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