Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
268:1In the material world, thought has brought to light with great rapidity many useful wonders. With 3like activity have thought’s swift pinions been rising Materialistic challengetowards the realm of the real, to the spiritual cause of those lower things which give im‐6pulse to inquiry. Belief in a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is slowly yielding to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from 9matter to Mind as the cause of every effect. Material‐istic hypotheses challenge metaphysics to meet in final combat. In this revolutionary period, like the shep‐12herd-boy with his sling, woman goes forth to battle with Goliath.
In this final struggle for supremacy, semi-metaphysi‐15cal systems afford no substantial aid to scientific meta‐Confusion confoundedphysics, for their arguments are based on the false testimony of the material senses as 18well as on the facts of Mind. These semi-metaphysical 269 269:1systems are one and all pantheistic, and savor of Pan‐demonium, a house divided against itself.
3 From first to last the supposed coexistence of Mind and matter and the mingling of good and evil have re‐sulted from the philosophy of the serpent. Jesus’ demon‐6strations sift the chaff from the wheat, and unfold the unity and the reality of good, the unreality, the nothing‐ness, of evil.