Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
Corporeal sense defrauds and lies; it breaks all the commands of the Mosaic Decalogue to meet its own de‐15Decalogue disregardedmands. How then can this sense be the God-given channel to man of divine blessings or understanding? How can man, reflecting God, be de‐18pendent on material means for knowing, hearing, seeing? Who dares to say that the senses of man can be at one time the medium for sinning against God, at another the me‐21dium for obeying God? An affirmative reply would con‐tradict the Scripture, for the same fountain sendeth not forth sweet waters and bitter.
24 The corporeal senses are the only source of evil or error. Christian Science shows them to be false, be‐Organic construction valuelesscause matter has no sensation, and no organic 27construction can give it hearing and sight nor make it the medium of Mind. Outside the material sense of things, all is harmony. A wrong sense 30of God, man, and creation is non-sense, want of sense. Mortal belief would have the material senses sometimes good and sometimes bad. It assures mortals that there 490 490:1is real pleasure in sin; but the grand truths of Christian Science dispute this error.
3 Will-power is but a product of belief, and this belief commits depredations on harmony. Human will is an Will-power an animal propensityanimal propensity, not a faculty of Soul. 6Hence it cannot govern man aright. Chris‐tian Science reveals Truth and Love as the motive-powers of man. Will — blind, stubborn, and head‐9long — cooperates with appetite and passion. From this cooperation arises its evil. From this also comes its pow‐erlessness, since all power belongs to God, good.
12 The Science of Mind needs to be understood. Until it is understood, mortals are more or less deprived of Theories helplessTruth. Human theories are helpless to make 15man harmonious or immortal, since he is so already, according to Christian Science. Our only need is to know this and reduce to practice the real man’s di‐18vine Principle, Love.
“Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings.” Human belief — or knowledge gained from the so-called 21True nature and originmaterial senses — would, by fair logic, anni‐hilate man along with the dissolving elements of clay. The scientifically Christian explanations of the 24nature and origin of man destroy all material sense with immortal testimony. This immortal testimony ushers in the spiritual sense of being, which can be obtained 27in no other way.