Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
It is plain that God does not employ drugs or hygiene, 6nor provide them for human use; else Jesus would have Methods rejectedrecommended and employed them in his heal‐ing. The sick are more deplorably lost than 9the sinning, if the sick cannot rely on God for help and the sinning can. The divine Mind never called matter medicine, and matter required a material and human be‐12lief before it could be considered as medicine.
Sometimes the human mind uses one error to medi‐cine another. Driven to choose between two difficulties, 15Error not curativethe human mind takes the lesser to relieve the greater. On this basis it saves from starva‐tion by theft, and quiets pain with anodynes. You 18admit that mind influences the body somewhat, but you conclude that the stomach, blood, nerves, bones, etc., hold the preponderance of power. Controlled by 21this belief, you continue in the old routine. You lean on the inert and unintelligent, never discerning how this de‐prives you of the available superiority of divine Mind. 24The body is not controlled scientifically by a negative mind.
Mind is the grand creator, and there can be no power 27except that which is derived from Mind. If Mind was Impossible coalescencefirst chronologically, is first potentially, and must be first eternally, then give to Mind the 30glory, honor, dominion, and power everlastingly due its holy name. Inferior and unspiritual methods of healing may try to make Mind and drugs coalesce, but the two will 144 144:1not mingle scientifically. Why should we wish to make them do so, since no good can come of it?
3 If Mind is foremost and superior, let us rely upon Mind, which needs no cooperation from lower powers, even if these so-called powers are real. 6Naught is the squire, when the king is nigh; Withdraws the star, when dawns the sun’s brave light.
The various mortal beliefs formulated in human philoso‐9phy, physiology, hygiene, are mainly predicated of matter, Soul and senseand afford faint gleams of God, or Truth. The more material a belief, the more obstinately 12tenacious its error; the stronger are the manifestations of the corporeal senses, the weaker the indications of Soul.