"Truth rids world of error"

What a headline! And isn't it what is happening, to some degree, every time any one of us turns to true selfhood, the Christ, to find the reality of being? When we—man, woman, or child—see ourselves as we really are, wholly Godlike, reflecting only divine qualities, and as we act on that truth, we're pushing error out of its pretense of reality. Without a person to live or believe it, error is without identity, and even when it seems to be lived or believed, error has nothing of the substance or continuance of fact, as will be found out.

Our progressive apprehension of the Science of man both reveals scientific facts of man and destroys erroneous assumptions. The writings of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, are replete with brilliant insights and answers raised by the Psalmist's question, "What is man, that thou art mindful of him?" Ps. 8:4; A clear and comprehensive exploration of the question "What is man?" appears in the chapter "Recapitulation" in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. One sentence reads: "Error, urged to its final limits, is self-destroyed." Science and Health, p. 476;

When we refuse to associate error with man, we are depriving it of any life it would claim to have and allowing the error to be utterly eliminated. We might well ask ourselves, "What error is getting its claim of life from me? What am I accepting about myself and others that has no scientific foundation in spiritual fact?"

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Release from guilt
December 15, 1980

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