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THE FALLACY OF AGING

From the March 1950 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Aging is death in slow motion. The human sense of existence accepts it without questioning, even as this sense believes death to be unavoidable and final. As long as one submits to age—youth, middle age, or old age—one subjects oneself to aging. Christian Science comes with the heaven born assurance that this is wrong.

If the means at the disposal of the Christian Scientist in combating old age were the same as those the physician and psychoanalyst are attempting to use, namely, the power supposedly inherent in matter and human intellect, the above assurance might be called vain boasting.

Mary Baker Eddy's discovery of the scientific nature of Christianity affords the scientific or true approach to existence. By it one can avail himself of the Christ-power that heals and restores, far surpassing any human capacity. This approach and practice is clearly set forth in Mrs. Eddy's many writings. For example, in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 259) it is stated in this way: "The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea,—perfect God and perfect man,—as the basis of thought and demonstration." Right here the need may be stressed for emphasizing the word "thought."

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