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FROM PREMISE TO CONCLUSION

From the January 1915 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Truth, eternally existent and ever drawing nearer and nearer to awakened sense, today announces through Christian Science the great premise that God and His manifestation are all; that God is Mind, and that this Mind is absolute good. The journey from sense to Soul, upon which the students of Christian Science have entered, is simply the mental journey from the major premise of this Science to its ultimate conclusion. As the premise is infinite in its scope, so the conclusion reaches far beyond our present concept of the infinitude of good.

This scientific statement of the unity of good, in accord with the first chapter of Genesis and the teachings of Christ Jesus, is in direct opposition to the premise upon which all of the philosophy and theology of the world preceding Mrs. Eddy's system is based. All other systems may be included under the term "dualism," in that they recognize, either directly or indirectly, the existence of two powers in the universe, evil and good, matter and Spirit.

Truth is worth nothing to humanity unless it redeems, unless it lifts men above the false sense of self with its consequent of sin and misery, into their native air of spiritual being and blessedness. Mrs. Eddy, divinely inspired, took a step beyond the metaphysicians who had preceded her, and crowned Mind as the Messiah, the redeemer of mankind, and by proof upon proof of her position, brought to light the long sought for unity between science and religion. Then with limitless patience and love she brought her teaching to the comprehension of all sincere seekers for light, showing them how, by logically "comparing spiritual things with spiritual," to make accurate deductions from the great premise in regard to man's relation to God and the universe, thus admitting the light of Truth upon all the seeming problems of every-day life. She has taught them that Truth is true not only in the infinite but in the infinitesimal, that God is both "the center and circumference of being" (Science and Health, p. 204), and in so doing she has brought food and drink for human need to the very door of each one's mentality.

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