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From the September 1951 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Simplicity marks the teachings of Christian Science and, increasingly, the highest and best of material theories evolved through the intellectual wrestlings of the world's scientific thinkers. Of the deductions of the latter it is safe to say in the words of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 268), "Belief in a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is slowly yielding to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from matter to Mind as the cause of every effect."

It is the privilege of the Christian Scientist to consider physical theories from the standpoint of his knowledge of absolute Science and to watch with interest when they approach the explanation of matter, as set forth in Christian Science. While no student will claim unduly that he fully understands the intricacies of the theoretical formulae and so-called fundamentals involved, it would be incorrect to assume from the outset that the broad pattern of thought cannot be understood by him who has a demonstrable grasp of the fundamentals of Mrs. Eddy's teachings.

The Christian Scientist judges any material theory from the standpoint of metaphysics, not physics. Jesus said, "If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light" (Matt. 6:22). If the allness and oneness of God, Spirit, Mind, be recognized and maintained in consciousness as the whole truth, our understanding will be enlightened and the ability to separate fact from fiction will be in evidence.

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