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The impelling reason for beginning this thread is the constant need to destroy the tares of material belief that Christian Science can be made impotent by serpents in the path - in a word, hindrances. Believers in " " have always been spiritual thinkers. It is for that reason they/we have been blessed with the imperative to heal the world of mortal serpent hindrances and free mankind from illegitimate enslavement. Mary Baker Eddy's answer to that primitive Christian call began with her near-death healing in one infinite God, good . Almost immediately after, she began proving and promulgating the call to ever wider circles under the banner of 1866 . Christian Science At first people thought her message was illogical and unsound. But as time marched on and troubled people found they were healed in the way of Christ Jesus, they began to look more closely. But the material belief system was not willing to exit quietly and brought in reinforcements with roots planted in the enlightened fields of science. The beliefs that men don't need God and they can figure things out on their own has appealed to personal pride throughout history and the pull of that appeal continues to this day. With Mrs. Eddy, a new, clear line of demarcation was drawn between the material view and the spiritual view of man and the universe. The material sciences of many minds continued to seek to attract followers to become slaves to material theories that wind and unwind over time. On the other side, spiritual Science began to attract by demonstrating the Law of God in meeting the peculiar needs of men and freeing them as children royal. The battle of powers and principalities continues to wage on with a fury that confounds mankind. Material sciences' central battle cry echoes loudly through the years: Christian Science does not heal! However, that is well-answered by posing this strong question, not first to men of sciences but to honest seekers of Truth and earnest students of Christian Science to answer: unfounded claim What would hinder you? . __________________
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Handling Gullibility Truth is eternal, unchanging, good. Most news and ad headlines do not prepare us to learn about what God created very good. Consumer gullibility is expected and profitably fed. However, as Scientists we must not "stand aghast" but activate our understanding of Science and treat the headlines and their stories. We have a duty to reject what is untrue about each subject and instead call forth what is forever true - like Jesus did Lazarus. We must play an active part in healing men's deadly gullibility. an example of how we can heal gullibility One mother's response to 9/11 offers an example of how we can heal gullibility right where we are. Her young child was troubled by the reports and images in the days following 9/11. So she helped her child find peace and continued trust in God's omnipresence. She explained that while God cannot create a disaster, God is always a "present help" in the midst seeming tumult. In fact, God's presence can be seen. She told her child to look for the helpers - the "Fear not!" loving individuals who didn't see danger but only an opportunity to meet the needs of brothers and sisters, other children of our one Father. The child was obedient to her guidance and began looking for helpers and reporting headline news if them to mom. Reporting true stories about God dissolved the child's fear. And it seemed that the good stories just multiplied and multiplied. There were helper stories everywhere for the child to see and report. The solemn young face was quickly restored to joyful and nights became restful again. But the child's healing didn't stop with the child. The child's eager, happy search for good was contagious and soon went viral among friends and strangers alike. It rippled out into the community and beyond. The mournful paralyzing mesmerism was broken for more and more people. Helpful ideas sprang up letting people near and far prove God's presence by performing acts of compassion and lovingkindness at home and around the world. we can refuse the invite, the suggestion Today most headlines invite us to stand aghast. However, we can refuse the invite, the suggestion, of finite "mortal mind" and become like a little child looking for the helpers and make right action ripples. The best first right action is prayer to cleanse our thought with "flood-tides of Love." The next right action is to listen for the "still small voice" telling us what is ours to do. The third is to do fearlessly and joyfully. With so many opportunities to bear true witness to God's omnipresent good, an angel must must have already brought one to your thought. Let's get to work individually together to meet the world's pressing headlines and free mankind. If we begin each day with: and when possible from The Lord's Praye r Science and Health with Key to the Scripture by Mary Baker Eddy We will heal much. Finally, please reply with your inspired right ideas so others may be encouraged, rejoice and be grateful that being witnesses of God's healing hand at work is effective. We can daily prove that with simple prayer-based activity, we can heal gullibility now!