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At one point I began losing eyesight in my left eye. Over time it got worse until I couldn’t see out of it at all. Being raised with Christian Science, I called a Christian Science practitioner and told him I had lost my eyesight in one eye. He immediately refuted that claim on the basis of God’s omnipotence and simply quoted Paul’s beautiful statement in Hebrews, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (4:12).
After our short talk, I opened my thought wide to receive the whole blessed truth of God as revealed in Christian Science, and I shortly began to feel a stirring in consciousness. In fact, I felt this mental stirring for hours, and I realized that what was taking place was “mental chemicalization,” as Mary Baker Eddy called it. She wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “If faith in the truth of being, which you impart mentally while destroying error, causes chemicalization (as when an alkali is destroying an acid), it is because the truth of being must transform the error to the end of producing a higher manifestation. This fermentation should not aggravate the disease, but should be as painless to man as to a fluid, since matter has no sensation and mortal mind only feels and sees materially” (p. 401).
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