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Trusting the true Science—Christian Science

From the April 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In an article titled “Follow the Science?” New York Times columnist David Leonhardt observes, “Many people have come to believe that expert opinion is a unitary, omniscient force. That’s the assumption behind the phrases ‘follow the science’ and ‘what the science says.’ It imagines science almost as a god—Science—who could solve our dilemmas if we only listened” (February 11, 2022). 

More than ever the world is crying out for a savior, a need many feel can be met only through trusting in physical science and material medicine. Yet doesn’t speaking of salvation and trust make this an issue of spiritual significance? 

“The two largest words in the vocabulary of thought are ‘Christian’ and ‘Science,’ ” writes the Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. “The former is the highest style of man; the latter reveals and interprets God and man; . . . The life of Christ is the predicate and postulate of all that I teach, and there is but one standard statement, one rule, and one Principle for all scientific truth” (No and Yes, p. 10). In defining the origin of all scientific truth as God, perfect Principle, she explains that true Science must be a divine Science—grounded in the undeviating wisdom of divine Mind. 

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