Let us have a clearing up of abstractions. Let us come into the presence of Him who removeth all iniquities, and healeth all our diseases. Let us attach our sense of Science to what touches the religious sentiment within man. Let us open our affections to the Principle that moves all in harmony, — from the falling of a sparrow to the rolling of a world. Above Arcturus and his sons, broader than the solar system and higher than the atmosphere of our planet, is the Science of mental healing. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Miscellaneous Writings, p. 174:6-15)
For matter to be matter, it must have been self-created. Mind has no more power to evolve or to create matter than has good to produce evil. Matter is a misstatement of Mind; it is a lie, claiming to talk and disclaim against Truth; idolatry, having other gods; evil, having presence and power over omnipotence! (Eddy, Mary Baker, Miscellaneous Writings, p. 173:32-5)
If God is Mind and fills all space, is everywhere, matter is nowhere and sin is obsolete. If Mind, God, is all-power and all-presence, man is not met by another power and presence, that — obstructing his intelligence — pains, fetters, and befools him. The perfection of man is intact; whence, then, is something besides Him that is not the counterpart but the counterfeit of man’s creator? Surely not from God, for He made man in His own likeness. Whence, then, is the atom or molecule called matter? Have attraction and cohesion formed it? But are these forces laws of matter, or laws of Mind? (Eddy, Mary Baker, Miscellaneous Writings, p.173:20-31)
Who has ever learned from the schools, pagan philosophy, or scholastic theology, that Science is the law of Mind and not of matter, and that this law has no relation to, or recognition of, matter?
Mind is its own great cause and effect. Mind is God, omnipotent and omnipresent. What, then, of an opposite so-called science, which says that man is both matter and mind, that Mind is in matter? Can the infinite be within the finite? And must not man have preexisted in the All and Only? Does an evil mind exist without space to occupy, power to act, or vanity to pretend that it is man? (Eddy, Mary Baker, Miscellaneous Writings, p. 173:8-19)
Ancient and modern philosophy, human reason, or man’s theorems, misstate mental Science, its Principle and practice. The most enlightened sense herein sees nothing but a law of matter.
Who has ever learned of the schools that there is but one Mind, and that this is God, who healeth all our sickness and sins? (Eddy, Mary Baker, Miscellaneous Writings, p.173:1-7)
Mental Science, and the five personal senses, are at war; and peace can only be declared on the side of immutable right, — the health, holiness, and immortality of man. To gain this scientific result, the first and fundamental rule of Science must be understood and adhered to; namely, the oft-repeated declaration in Scripture that God is good; hence, good is omnipotent and omnipresent. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Miscellaneous Writings, p.172:25-32)
Science is divine: it is neither of human origin nor of human direction. That which is termed “natural science,” the evidences whereof are taken in by the five personal senses, presents but a finite, feeble sense of the infinite law of God; which law is written on the heart, received through the affections, spiritually understood, and demonstrated in our lives.
This law of God is the Science of mental healing, spiritually discerned, understood, and obeyed. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Miscellaneous Writings, p.172:16-24)
Dispensing the Word charitably, but separating the tares from the wheat, let us declare the positive and the negative of metaphysical Science; what it is, and what it is not. Intrepid, self-oblivious Protestants in a higher sense than ever before, let us meet and defeat the claims of sense and sin, regardless of the bans or clans pouring in their fire upon us; and white-winged charity, brooding over all, shall cover with her feathers the veriest sinner.
Divine and unerring Mind measures man, until the three measures be accomplished, and he arrives at fulness of stature; for “the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.” (Eddy, Mary Baker, Miscellaneous Writings, p.172:3-15)