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From the March 1964 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A SIMPLE statement by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health may arouse one to serious thought. For instance, she speaks of the teaching of Christ Jesus and writes (p. 38), "He taught that the material senses shut out Truth and its healing power." What are these so-called material senses? Is there a real power opposed to omnipotent Mind that is capable of shutting out the power of Truth, God? Can its seeming existence be overcome?

The teaching of Christian Science accepts as basic the record in the first chapter of Genesis: man is the creation of God, made in His image and likeness. God, the divine Principle of creation, must be infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, the supreme intelligence of the universe; and as such He includes and imparts all the capacities of intelligence: the faculties to know, perceive, or sense. God's senses, then, are spiritual, and His image and likeness includes them as His reflection. With this authority, it may be concluded that God's spiritual, perfect man has spiritual senses only.

The record of God's spiritual creation closes with these words (Gen. 1:31; 2:1): "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. . . . Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them." God's creation is complete, final, and wholly perfect; and there is no secondary power to invert it.