Would you argue with a liar?

Many of us at one time or another have found ourselves in a position where we had to deal with lying. No matter how many falsehoods were presented to us, we naturally resisted being taken in by them.

According to Christian Science a false material sense, not a person or persons, is the liar and the lie. The material senses' misconception of man is that he is a mortal subject to sin and discord—that he is responsible for this sin and discord; and that God is watching it take place.

The Gospel of John records that Christ Jesus described the devil thus: "When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." John 8:44; Jesus knew well that the liar and the lie are one, a false, material consciousness. And Mrs. Eddy, after describing the claims of the physical senses to create evil, writes in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health: "We must silence this lie of material sense with the truth of spiritual sense. We must cause the error to cease that brought the belief of sin and death and would efface the pure sense of omnipotence." Science and Health, p. 318.

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April 17, 1978

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