Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
Acting from sinful motives destroys your power of healing from the right motive. On the other hand, if 30Reliable authorityyou had the inclination or power to practise wrongly and then should adopt Christian Science, the wrong power would be destroyed. You do 453 453:1not deny the mathematician’s right to distinguish the cor‐rect from the incorrect among the examples on the black‐3board, nor disbelieve the musician when he distinguishes concord from discord. In like manner it should be granted that the author understands what she is saying.
6 Right and wrong, truth and error, will be at strife in the minds of students, until victory rests on the side of Winning the fieldinvincible truth. Mental chemicalization fol‐9lows the explanation of Truth, and a higher basis is thus won; but with some individuals the morbid moral or physical symptoms constantly reappear. I 12 have never witnessed so decided effects from the use of material remedies as from the use of spiritual.
Teach your student that he must know himself be‐15fore he can know others and minister to human needs. Knowledge and honestyHonesty is spiritual power. Dishonesty is human weakness, which forfeits divine help. 18You uncover sin, not in order to injure, but in order to bless the corporeal man; and a right motive has its reward. Hidden sin is spiritual wickedness in high 21places. The masquerader in this Science thanks God that there is no evil, yet serves evil in the name of good.
24 You should treat sickness mentally just as you would sin, except that you must not tell the patient that he is Metaphysical treatmentsick nor give names to diseases, for such a 27course increases fear, the foundation of dis‐ease, and impresses more deeply the wrong mind-picture. A Christian Scientist’s medicine is Mind, the divine Truth 30 that makes man free. A Christian Scientist never recom‐mends material hygiene, never manipulates. He does not trespass on the rights of mind nor can he practise 454 454:1animal magnetism or hypnotism. It need not be added that the use of tobacco or intoxicating drinks is not in 3harmony with Christian Science.
Teach your students the omnipotence of Truth, which illustrates the impotence of error. The understanding, 6Impotence of hateeven in a degree, of the divine All-power de‐stroys fear, and plants the feet in the true path, — the path which leads to the house built without hands 9“eternal in the heavens.” Human hate has no legiti‐mate mandate and no kingdom. Love is enthroned. That evil or matter has neither intelligence nor power, 12is the doctrine of absolute Christian Science, and this is the great truth which strips all disguise from error.