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Consistency in healing practice

From the June 1982 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One of the outstanding characteristics of Christian Science is its consistency—in metaphysical teachings, method of practice, and ethical standard. This consistency rests on unqualified acceptance of the omnipotence and goodness of God, divine Principle, as the only creator and source of man's being.

To illustrate: If we start with the foundational truth that God, the creator of all that exists, is infinite Mind, this leads in Science to the logical conclusion that all that really is created is Mind's manifestation, and hence divinely mental. And from the basic fact that the all-creating God is Spirit, not matter, flows the conclusion that all is in reality spiritual, not material.

The further conclusion becomes inescapable that the physical senses and material mentality of mortals, being wholly unlike God and not created by Him, testify fraudulently. Their supposed evidence, called matter and material life, together with all discord, suffering, disease, and death, must be a self-deceiving illusion—a subjective dream-state having neither basis, substance, nor actual existence.

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