Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
Whatever indicates the fall of man or the opposite of God or God’s absence, is the Adam-dream, which is neither 30Truth is not invertedMind nor man, for it is not begotten of the Father. The rule of inversion infers from error its opposite, Truth; but Truth is the light which 283 283:1dispels error. As mortals begin to understand Spirit, they give up the belief that there is any true existence 3apart from God.
Mind is the source of all movement, and there is no inertia to retard or check its perpetual and harmonious 6Source of all life and actionaction. Mind is the same Life, Love, and wis‐dom “yesterday, and to-day, and forever.” Matter and its effects — sin, sickness, and 9death — are states of mortal mind which act, react, and then come to a stop. They are not facts of Mind. They are not ideas, but illusions. Principle is absolute. It 12admits of no error, but rests upon understanding.
But what say prevalent theories? They insist that Life, or God, is one and the same with material life so-15called. They speak of both Truth and error as mind, and of good and evil as spirit. They claim that to be life which is but the objective state of material sense, — 18such as the structural life of the tree and of material man, — and deem this the manifestation of the one Life, God.
21 This false belief as to what really constitutes life so detracts from God’s character and nature, that the true Spiritual structuresense of His power is lost to all who cling to 24this falsity. The divine Principle, or Life, can‐not be practically demonstrated in length of days, as it was by the patriarchs, unless its Science be accurately 27stated. We must receive the divine Principle in the under‐standing, and live it in daily life; and unless we so do, we can no more demonstrate Science, than we can teach and 30illustrate geometry by calling a curve a straight line or a straight line a sphere.