Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

A Certain Science

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

A Certain Science

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I WAS recently involved in an extensive project that required our taking down, or boxing in, every last vestige of a particular material used in the construction of a building. The material has been deemed to be dangerous to health. It occurred to me that the same science that had originally discovered the material and declared it to be a boon to mankind was now pronouncing it hazardous. As I thought about this, I realized how hungry humanity must be for a science that's certain, a science that never needs to reassess a conclusion because its every pronouncement is accurate and enduring. Does that sound too good to be true? Well, there is such a thing! It's a certain Science that is also a sure theology and a perfect medicine. It is the Science of Christ, and it is as unwavering and changeless as its source, God. When the Science of Christ declares something to be good, it is good--forever! And the basic truths of this certain Science are that God is good and is All. Man--as the Bible declares--is God's image and likeness and reflects God's invariable goodness. You, and I, and all are that spiritual man, the expression of spiritual goodness. A first step in gaining an understanding of this Science is ensuring one has access to the right textbooks. These are the Holy Scriptures and a book that has the remarkable role of illuminating the Bible's spiritual meaning. This book is called Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and was written by the Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. It contains a full statement of the Science that is in the Bible--especially as shown by Christ Jesus' healing mission--and it helps us to discern the Bible's underlying spiritual meaning. Next we can identify the "laboratory" in which to test out the rules of the Christ Science. In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy writes of Christ Jesus: "Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe. …
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