Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Mary Baker Eddy

CHAPTER - Recapitulation

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drive mortals to seek and to find a higher sense of happiness and existence.

(Exercise of Mind faculties)
Life is deathless. Life is the origin and ultimate of man, never attainable through death, but gained by walking in the pathway of Truth both before and after that which is called death. There is more Christianity in seeing and hearing spiritually than materially. There is more Science in the perpetual exercise of the Mind-faculties than in their loss. Lost they cannot be, while Mind remains. The apprehension of this gave sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf centuries ago, and it will repeat the wonder.


(Understanding versus belief)
Question 20. - You speak of belief. Who or what is it that believes?

( - Adam: The image and likeness of what God has not created, namely, matter, sin, sickness, and death - )

( - Adam: The opposer of Truth, termed error - )

Answer. - Spirit is all-knowing; this precludes the need of believing. Matter cannot believe, and Mind understands. The body cannot believe. The believer and belief are one and are mortal. Christian evidence is founded on Science or demonstrable Truth, flowing from immortal Mind, and there is in reality no such thing as mortal mind. Mere belief is blindness without Principle from which to explain the reason of its hope. The belief that life is sentient and intelligent matter is erroneous.

The Apostle James said, "Show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works." The understanding that Life is God, Spirit, lengthens our days by strengthening our trust in the deathless reality of Life, its almightiness and immortality.

(Confirmation by healing)
This faith relies upon an understood Principle. This Principle makes whole the diseased, and brings out the


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