Mrs. Eddy said to Calvin Frye, “Make supplication to God daily that you may be delivered from all beliefs of sin or sickness, and after doing this, then turn to and demand of yourself to realize their unreality, and recognize your power over the temptation to yield to any such an illusion.”  Mary Baker Eddy    (Carpenter, Gilbert, 500 Watching Points, #132)


ARGUMENT – Inasmuch as I am God’s child, spiritual, and not material, I must be perfect. I am whole; I am free; I have all I need, every hour; I am without fear, without anxiety; I live in Spirit, not in matter (error); I am not in danger; no one can harm me or deprive me of any good. I know no such thing as pain, suffering, or disease, for I am a reflection of Life, Truth and Love. I am never disappointed or grieved. The harmony of my being is never broken, because I live in the infinite. No condition of the body is essential to my happiness, for God, good, only, is the spring of all my joys. My life is hid with Christ in God. Therefore I am immortal, for nothing can be lost or die in God.   Mary Baker Eddy    (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.45)


WATCH – Mentally treat yourself that nothing can govern your actions or come to your thought that is not from divine Mind.  Be strong there.  So many sinister suggestions come to mind, watch!  And each day commit yourself to the care of our one Parent, trust Him, turn to Him in all your ways for light to direct your footsteps and wisdom to enable you to separate the tares from the wheat – so that you can judge well between the human or the evil “suggestions’ and the good or divine impulse.   Mary Baker Eddy    (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.11)


WATCH – There are no thoughts sent here but the divine Mind.

      There is no malicious mesmerism, no hypnotism, no   

      evil thoughts in this house, or that can be sent


      All is God, divine Love.

      Divine Love is infinite and there are no other


      One Mind and this Mind is Love, divine, immortal

      Life, health and holiness right here in this house.

      No malicious thought coming here.

      All is divine Love and its manifestation, health,

      holiness, immortality.   Mary Baker Eddy   (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.7)


FALSE LAWS – Break the so-called laws which say you cannot heal, you cannot help the patient; the patient will relapse, etc.; work at it every day until they are destroyed; [do] not wait until you have it to meet with the patient, but work every day just as hard as though the patient were dying, until you have the mastery; then they will never have dominion over your work.  Look to God, whose only law is harmony.    Mary Baker Eddy




     Begin your argument with, “You are not frightened; there is nothing to fear; God is Love, and Love is all; there is nothing else.”  If this does not carry every point, it is because you are not in the Spirit sufficiently.

     Then cover strongly by denial any would-be law that your patient is not healed by Christian Science, and by arguing the allness of Love.

     If the belief continues, take up the special symptom present with stern denial, declaring against it.

If this seems to aggravate the symptoms, take it up that the truth told of a lie cannot make one suffer and there is no law that can make it appear to, and your patient can neither be discouraged by absolute truth, nor frightened by the truth spoken relative to error.

     Also that we can help one another, for that is the law of God, and there is no hate or contrary law; no such law can be made, and your patient is not suffering from the truth you are declaring.  The law of good is supreme, it governs this case, and nothing else can.  Love reigns, and rules over all.

     Do not be afraid to rebuke the symptom that is present, if the general truth has not taken it away, and turn your thought entirely to breaking the claim that your argument can increase the suffering, or produce an aggravation of symptoms, or chemicalization.

     Always use this argument strongly, and every day, that she controls with Truth her own body and nobody can control it one particle with error.   Mary Baker Eddy
(Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.43)