The importance of admitting the facts of divine Science

Mary Baker Eddy writes of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “… it is the voice of Truth to this age, and contains the full statement of Christian Science, or the Science of healing through Mind” (p. 456). As an indispensable book to the student of Christian Science, the textbook, along with the Bible, explains spiritual facts and laws of God and man that are immensely relevant to all of humanity. The book explains the divine Science of Christ, offering a demonstrable explanation of how Jesus healed with such success so many centuries ago. Many have proved that when the facts laid out in the textbook are understood even in a small degree, healing is the result.

For me, I’ve often found it helpful to pay particular attention when, in Science and Health (and Mrs. Eddy’s other writings), the word should is used in reference to the practice of the divine Science of Christ that was revealed to her. To me, the word emphasizes the demand for alertness to further understand and act upon the substance of a statement. In fact, it is the word should in the following passage from Science and Health that has impelled me to thoughtfully ponder its important message over the years: “The facts of divine Science should be admitted,—although the evidence as to these facts is not supported by evil, by matter, or by material sense,—because the evidence that God and man coexist is fully sustained by spiritual sense” (p. 471).

The facts of Science include the truths that God is all-powerful and everpresent, that man is God’s idea or spiritual reflection, and that harmony, not discord, is natural and right. When we truly understand these facts, we’re able to rely on them unreservedly when we face challenges in our lives, and experience healing.

Truth’s brightness and brilliance
March 5, 2018

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