Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
Fevers are errors of various types. The quickened pulse, coated tongue, febrile heat, dry skin, pain in the 27Fevers the effect of fearhead and limbs, are pictures drawn on the body by a mortal mind. The images, held in this disturbed mind, frighten conscious thought. Unless 30the fever-picture, drawn by millions of mortals and im‐aged on the body through the belief that mind is in matter and discord is as real as harmony, is destroyed through 380 380:1Science, it may rest at length on some receptive thought, and become a fever case, which ends in a belief called 3death, which belief must be finally conquered by eternal Life. Truth is always the victor. Sickness and sin fall by their own weight. Truth is the rock of ages, the head‐6stone of the corner, “but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.”
Contending for the evidence or indulging the demands 9of sin, disease, or death, we virtually contend against Misdirected contentionthe control of Mind over body, and deny the power of Mind to heal. This false method 12is as though the defendant should argue for the plaintiff in favor of a decision which the defendant knows will be turned against himself.
15 The physical effects of fear illustrate its illusion. Gaz‐ing at a chained lion, crouched for a spring, should not Benefits of metaphysicsterrify a man. The body is affected only with 18the belief of disease produced by a so-called mind ignorant of the truth which chains disease. Noth‐ing but the power of Truth can prevent the fear of 21error, and prove man’s dominion over error.
Many years ago the author made a spiritual discov‐ery, the scientific evidence of which has accumulated to 24A higher discoveryprove that the divine Mind produces in man health, harmony, and immortality. Gradu‐ally this evidence will gather momentum and clearness, 27until it reaches its culmination of scientific statement and proof. Nothing is more disheartening than to believe that there is a power opposite to God, or good, and that 30God endows this opposing power with strength to be used against Himself, against Life, health, harmony.
Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern 381 381:1man, is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God. Ignorant of our God-given rights, we submit to unjust 3Ignorance of our rightsdecrees, and the bias of education enforces this slavery. Be no more willing to suffer the illusion that you are sick or that some disease is develop‐6ing in the system, than you are to yield to a sinful temp‐tation on the ground that sin has its necessities.