Another error which students do not understand is, ‘Your old beliefs have returned;’ meet it by knowing the beliefs are destroyed, rooted up, there is nothing of them to come back, is how I should meet it. Could you believe a corn could come back to a perfectly smooth toe? No. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.6)
One more word.. Instruct Carol more absolutely on the claims, methods and evils of Malicious Animal Magnetism. You must work, watch and exhort and rebuke on this question until you get him clear as to his own impulses, to know whence they come and whither tend. You, I have taught to guard incessantly this vulnerable human point of weakness that darkens the tablet of mortal mind. Oh, be vigilant on this question. Mary Baker Eddy (Letters of Mary Baker Eddy to Augusta E, Stetson, p.24)
When you see error, you must destroy the seeming power for all, as well as for yourself. I heal you because I heal myself. We will see the idea and its identity when thought is spiritualized. Each individualized consciousness is ever in touch with all other individual thought – the universal Christ consciousness. God’s idea of us is the only idea we can have of ourselves. The only way to get at anyone is to get at them through God. Man is simply the idea of God individualized; so this spiritual idea forgiveth our sins and healeth our diseases by our becoming this idea. Life, Truth and Love are one, the only one, and you are the manifestation of that one now. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Essay and Bible Lessons, p.83-84)
Know that you are conscious of the possibility and realization of all that is good and true. Resolve your occupation or business into mind; then make it a channel for activities of good. Any evil in the past cannot act as present consequences, nor claim those consequences of evil to be indestructible, for God knows no evil, and it has no presence. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Essays and Bible Lessons, [Red Book], p.78)
Love is everywhere. Abide in Love. Nothing can touch or harm you in Love. Know that you live in Love. Love is God as Life itself. Take this understanding with you and bless others with Love. Remember there will be nothing come to you that you cannot overcome. The victory is yours by inheritance; claim it and use it as yours. Work every day to know that the belief of impossibility has no power over you. Know that it cannot possibly affect you in any way, and can never for an instant hinder your demonstration, whether you are working for health, peace, joy, or any mental quality, thing or experience. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Essays and Bible Lessons, [Red Book], p.77-78)
May 31, 1903. Now drop arguing and hold to God. I used to do my healing with – ‘God is All.’ I never argued until I began teaching students and I had to meet the thought where it stood. Now hold the allness of God, then there is nothing else; if error says arsenic, can’t sleep, can’t eat – can; there is only one God. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.5)
There is no Matter – 14
A further proof of this is the demonstration, according to Christian Science, that by the reduction and the rejection of the claims of matter (instead of acquiescence therein) man is improved physically, mentally, morally, spiritually.
To deny the existence or reality of matter, and yet admit the reality of moral evil, sin, or to say that the divine Mind is conscious of evil, yet is not conscious of matter, is erroneous. This error stultifies the logic of divine Science, and must interfere with its practical demonstration. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Unity of Good, p.36:16-26)
There is no Matter – 13
From the beginning this lie was the false witness against the fact that Spirit is All, beside which there is no other existence. The use of a lie is that it unwittingly confirms Truth, when handled by Christian Science, which reverses false testimony and gains a knowledge of God from opposite facts, or phenomena.
This whole subject is met and solved by Christian Science according to Scripture. Thus we see that Spirit is Truth and eternal reality; that matter is the opposite of Spirit, — referred to in the New Testament as the flesh at war with Spirit; hence, that matter is erroneous, transitory, unreal. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Unity of Good, p.36:4-15)