There is no Matter – 12
Force. What is gravitation? Mortal mind says gravitation is a material power, or force. I ask, Which was first, matter or power? That which was first was God, immortal Mind, the Parent of all. But God is Truth, and the forces of Truth are moral and spiritual, not physical. They are not the merciless forces of matter. What then are the so-called forces of matter? They are the phenomena of mortal mind, and matter and mortal mind are one; and this one is a misstatement of Mind, God.
A molecule, as matter, is not formed by Spirit; for Spirit is spiritual consciousness alone. Hence this spiritual consciousness can form nothing unlike itself, Spirit, and Spirit is the only creator. The material atom is an outlined falsity of consciousness, which can gather additional evidence of consciousness and life only as it adds lie to lie. This process it names material attraction, and endows with the double capacity of creator and creation. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Unity of Good, p.35:13-3)
There is nothing within me that corresponds with, or responds to, any form of evil. There is no illusion of poverty. God made all, owns all there is, and it is good. I am a joint-heir with Christ, in God, and have my share of everything. I am exempt from want, loss, lack, or limitation of any kind. There is no material resistance that can limit me. “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” Abundance cannot lapse into lack, since God is my fountain source of infinite riches and plenty. I can and do demonstrate the wealth which comes from God with no interruption in its flow. I am prosperous and successful, kept so by an inexhaustible supply. There is no mental self-mesmerism. I have fullness of supply and abundance. There are no adverse circumstances, no avarice, no greed, no trust in money, nor love of money. I live in the land of promise. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.49)
What registers one’s healing ability and fitness to teach? 449:12-18
Who is given power to become the son’s of God? John 1:12,13
There is no Matter – 11
Taste. Mortal mind says, “I taste; and this is sweet, this is sour.” Let mortal mind change, and say that sour is sweet, and so it would be. If every mortal mind believed sweet to be sour, it would be so; for the qualities of matter are but qualities of mortal mind. Change the mind, and the quality changes. Destroy the belief, and the quality disappears.
The so-called material senses are found, upon examination, to be mortally mental, instead of material. Reduced to its proper denomination, matter is mortal mind; yet, strictly speaking, there is no mortal mind, for Mind is immortal, and is not matter, but Spirit. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Unity of Good, p.35:1-12)
Delay to perform a duty is not obedience. The Scripture declares that “Now is the acceptable time.” The good that can be done today cannot be done tomorrow; and sufficient unto each day are the demands thereof. The model Sermon of our great Master pleads for our daily bread. We need the bread of heaven each and every day. The Scriptures discard delay; they prohibit the poor protest: “Tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundantly. A word to the wise is sufficient.” Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.48)
There is no Matter – 10
Touch. Take another train of reasoning. Mortal mind says that matter cannot feel matter; yet put your finger on a burning coal, and the nerves, material nerves, do feel matter.
Again I ask: What evidence does mortal mind afford that matter is substantial, is hot or cold? Take away mortal mind, and matter could not feel what it calls substance. Take away matter, and mortal mind could not cognize its own so-called substance, and this so-called mind would have no identity. Nothing would remain to be seen or felt.
What is substance? What is the reality of God and the universe? Immortal Mind is the real substance, — Spirit, Life, Truth, and Love. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Unity of Good, p.34:14-27)
WATCH – The book of Isaiah is called the “Gospel of Promise.” We should apply it to our daily needs. Declare daily that no hard, wicked, irreligious or anti-Christian thoughts can touch us from any mortal mind. There is no mortal mind, no evil. There is no decay nor death to the nerves, no destruction to the fluids, nor death to the secretions. To-morrow you have no business with. We steal if we touch to-morrow. It is God’s. Every day has enough in it to keep us occupied without concerning ourselves with the things beyond. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.48)