Being a lie detector

In our practice of Christian Science, we can be lie detectors and eliminate lies masquerading as truth in our consciousness.

The Bible is full of accounts of human needs being met solely through turning to God in prayer. These include the provision of food and shelter, the healing of disease, and safety from danger. These experiences span a range of peoples, locales, governments, and centuries. So what do they have in common aside from God and prayer? 

In my study of Christian Science, I’ve found that the commonality is Christ, which Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, describes as “the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 332). This divine message existed before Christ Jesus’ time and continues today. It is God’s truth and love correcting the lie of mortality—the lie of life and truth in matter—so that the spiritual harmony, already present, can be perceived.

We recognize the lie by seeing clearly that any inharmony could not be the truth about God’s always-harmonious creation. 

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June 6, 2022

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