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and to shield them from the baneful effects of their own
conclusions. Show them that the conquest over sickness,
as well as over sin, depends on mentally destroying all
belief in material pleasure or pain.
Stick to the truth of being in contradistinction to the
error that life, substance, or intelligence can be in matter.
Plead with an honest conviction of truth and
a clear perception of the unchanging, unerring,
and certain effect of divine Science. Then, if your
fidelity is half equal to the truth of your plea, you will
heal the sick.
It must be clear to you that sickness is no more
the reality of being than is sin. This mortal dream
of sickness, sin, and death should cease
through Christian Science. Then one disease
would be as readily destroyed as another. Whatever
the belief is, if arguments are used to destroy it,
the belief must be repudiated, and the negation must extend
to the supposed disease and to whatever decides its
type and symptoms. Truth is affirmative, and confers
harmony. All metaphysical logic is inspired by this simple
rule of Truth, which governs all reality. By the
truthful arguments you employ, and especially by the
spirit of Truth and Love which you entertain, you will
heal the sick.
Include moral as well as physical belief in your efforts
to destroy error. Cast out all manner of evil. "Preach
the gospel to every creature." Speak the
truth to every form of error. Tumors, ulcers,
tubercles, inflammation, pain, deformed joints, are waking
dream-shadows, dark images of mortal thought, which
flee before the light of Truth.