The Truth about Christian Science

The Truth about Christian Science

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...most notable of all is that of poverty, about which people in general worry more than about anything else, and try hardest to avoid, and from which, in these modern days, the masses sufier continually more and more. One reason for her inattention to it may be that her gospel is not addressed to the poor; though that of Christ, by His own statement, was so (Matt. xi. 5, and many other places). And evidently, as a result of this, most of those who actually have accepted it are those in comfortable circumstances in this respect. Another reason, it would seem, was that she could not quite make even herself to believe or pretend to believe that poverty is like sickness, merely an illusion of mortal mind. She knew that she could not make the poor believe, when they needed food or clothing, or money to procure these necessities, that their trouble could be got over by simply imagining that they had them. Indeed such imaginings would probably only make their suffering greater. And yet one does not exactly see the difference between hunger or thirst and other bodily sufferings. If one can get over the smallpox by simply ignoring it or considering it as an illusion, why can't an empty stomach be treated in the same way? Or even an empty purse? To be really consistent, she would have said, "Even if your purse seemed to be stuffed with bills and coin, there is no real existence in matter, which they would seem to be." And even if you had just had a good dinner, and plenty of wine or beer to drink, there would be no real existence in this; it would be merely one of the many illusions or delusions of "mortal mind." You would be really just as well off without them as with them. But she quite realized that all this would be...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749626
  • 9781236749628