Divine logic and our God-given authority

There are theories for almost every area of human experience—health, relationships, the environment, economics, the weather. These theories can be so widely accepted that they become regarded as laws governing our circumstances. But Christian Science teaches something that empowers us to free ourselves from the limitations such conclusions often impose. 

The ability to challenge the validity of theories comes from understanding spiritual facts about God and man. Christian Science defines God as divine Mind—the only source of intelligence—and man as His idea. The man of God’s creating consists solely of divine attributes, which are entirely spiritual, pure, and good. There is no element of materiality in this idea called man, so man cannot be limited by so-called material law. Rather, he is governed by God, Mind, alone.

But there seems to be another mind operating in human experience—mortal mind—which claims that man is material and ruled by mortal laws. But mortal mind is not a real mind; it is only what is suggested by the material senses. It presents a distorted concept of man as subject to disturbance, imbalance, disease, and death. Dominion over this false concept lies in acknowledging God as the only Mind or intelligence there is, and man (ourselves—both male and female) as the expression of this intelligence. Whatever situation we find ourselves in, we can look to God, the only real lawmaker, for the truth—and that truth, when understood and adhered to, will bring freedom.

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April 16, 2018

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