Many years ago, it was universally believed that the earth was flat and the fear of falling off
a flat earth was very real.  Physical science proved that the earth is round, has always been
round, and the fear of falling off a flat earth was human error.  Today, it is universally
believed that man, the generic name for all that exist, is a material being living in a
material universe governed by material laws which are both good and evil.  The fear of evil
as well as indulgence in evil and all the problems associated with this belief is very real and
destructive, individually and collectively.  Spiritual science, through spiritual understanding
and individual demonstration, is proving that the universe, including man, is the infinite
manifestation of Mind, the mind of God, entirely spiritual and eternally governed by the laws
of Spirit which include only good because, according to
The Scriptures, "God is of purer
eyes than to see evil.

Explore Christian Science, a unique metaphysical system of healing based on a
demonstrable spiritual science which draws its authority from
The Scriptures and the
revelation to
Mary Baker Eddy that God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind,
Spirit, Soul, Life, Truth, Love, the Principle of all being, governing and controlling the
universe, including man, with the
law of harmony in the eternal now.  The Principle of
being is a fixed Principle which operates as universal, spiritual and eternal laws.  And like
any fixed principle, for example, the principle of mathematics, the Principle of being can be
studied, understood and demonstrated individually and universally.  The textbook of
Christian Science,
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, authored by Mary Baker
Eddy, elucidates this Principle and its rules, laws and ideas which underly the teachings,
healing works and powerful demonstrations, believed to be miraculous, of the early biblical
prophets and Christ Jesus.  These rules, laws and ideas are ever present, operative,
demonstrable and applicable
today to man's total well being and universal harmony when
understood, obeyed and correctly applied.  

From the human perspective or material sense, evil seems to be co-existent with good, yet
The Scriptures, the spiritual perspective or spiritual sense, declare that God is all and there
is nothing else; that He is the Alpha and the Omega or the center and circumference of the
universe, supreme good, the only creator and power.  So which testimony is correct, the
human perspective or
The Scriptures?  If God is supreme good, what is evil and where does
it come from?  If God is Love and the only creator, does a God who is Love send evil to His
own creation?  And can a God who is infinite Spirit filling all space be absent from His own
universe?  Christ Jesus, who demonstrated absolute power and dominion over all forms of
evil called it a liar, the father of lies and he instructed his followers to handle evil, commonly
described in
The Bible as the devil or serpent.  But if evil is a lie, what power does a lie have
unless you believe it, indulge in it or make a reality of it?  

Mary Baker Eddy was a semi-invalid until her discovery of Christian Science in 1866 when
she was healed, through prayer and revelation, of an injury that was diagnosed as incurable
and fatal.  She spent most of her adult life searching for a cure for her chronic, debilitating
illnesses and solutions to life's problems which, in her case, were very severe.  While she
experimented with different systems of healing, with
The Bible as her textbook and guide,
she knew intuitively that the truth that would set her free is found in understanding God and
her relationship with God.  She discovered that God is, as referenced in
The Bible, "a very
present help in trouble" because God is infinite Life, meaning all life, hence God is primal
cause.  With this Life being the Principle of all being, she concluded that it was not chance,
a miracle, but the operation of divine law that healed her of her near fatal injury; that this law
is all inclusive, applies to all human conditions and is ever present to heal, redeem and
bless mankind.  She also concluded, through reason and logic, that a God who is
omnipresent good, being infinite, therefore one and all, precludes the actual existence of
evil; however, because the appearances and operations of evil permeate human history,
including her own life, she was convinced that ignorance of what evil is and how it operates
is a grave mistake, hence she was impelled to explore and understand the origin of evil and
its adverse effects on mankind, her primary objective being how to alleviate human suffering.

After years of seclusion and deep research of
The Bible, Mary Baker Eddy wrote and
published in 1875 the first edition of
Science and Health that outlines a system of healing
based on God being the life, truth, intelligence and substance of the universe, unlocking the
mystery of the origin of evil, what it is and what it is not, how it appears in different forms,
how it operates and claims to have the intelligence and power to destroy man's well being
and universal harmony, how it can be metaphysically and scientifically handled and
destroyed only by spiritual understanding, or knowing the truth, that reveals God as
universal Mind, present as individual spiritual consciousness, which constitutes life and life's
experiences, hence consciousness is fundamental.  The shifting of consciousness from the
false material consciousness to the individual spiritual consciousness transforms thought,
changing every aspect of life's experiences from darkness to light, from unreality to reality,
from mortality to immortality, from discord to harmony, "
For to be carnally minded is death;
but to be spiritually minded is life and peace,
" (Rom. 8:6) with the realization that the
false material consciousness, referred to in
Science and Health as mortal mind and in The
as the carnal mind, is enmity against God or infinite good because it denies God's
oneness and allness, hence it is the root of all evil; therefore, the only way to stop the
operation of evil in our experience and solve all human discord is, as
The Bible instructs, to
Let this Mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 2:5) because "You
cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it"
(Albert Einstein).

Christian Science healing is universal because its curative Principle is God.  It is
therefore available to
all who are willing to trust God's love, presence and power to deliver
man from all evil or inharmonious human conditions; however, to prevent future or recurring
problems and to attain a deeper understanding of Christian Science and its system of
healing requires in-depth, private study of
The Bible, Science and Health with Key to the
and other writings by Mary Baker Eddy.  Please contact me to learn more.           
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Christian Science Practitioner