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Man Does Not Fall

From the February 1976 issue of The Christian Science Journal


We do not have to accept any suggestion, ignorant or malicious, that we or others are in danger of falling, physically, morally, or in any other way. Rejecting such suggestion on the basis of the spiritual facts, we can avert any such threatened danger. On the same basis, even if the material senses tell us that a fall has taken place, we can turn to divine Love and Life in prayer and see the injury healed, the mistake made good, or the moral fault corrected.

Consider some of the spiritual and eternal facts that enable us to do this. Man, the spiritual idea of God, does not fall. He is not in danger of falling. He is not touched by any suggestion that he is about to fall, is falling, or has fallen. And because man cannot fall and has never fallen, he can experience no aftereffects of a fall.

Consider, too, some of the reasons that support these spiritual and eternal facts of man unfailing and unfallen. As idea of all-knowing Mind, man always expresses the intelligence to move wisely. As idea of unerring divine Principle, he can make no mistake that could precipitate a fall. As idea of infinite Spirit, he expresses the quality of infinity. That which is infinite cannot fall; there is nowhere outside of infinity into which the infinite could fall. Mrs. Eddy writes: "All real being represents God, and is in Him. In this Science of being, man can no more relapse or collapse from perfection, than his divine Principle, or Father, can fall out of Himself into something below infinitude."No and Yes, p. 26; Sustained by this divine logic, we can utterly erase from thought any picture or suggestion of falling or of injury from falling that the material senses may present.

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