The Christian Science textbook, large type edition, by Rolf A. F. Witzsche

Science and Health with Key the Scriptures,
 by Mary Baker Eddy

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Chapter 14 - - Recapitulation 


 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.

Lesson topic: MORTALS AND IMMORTALS

Adam: The opposer of Truth, termed error.

Lesson topic: SOUL AND BODY

Answer. -

(Understanding versus belief)

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.



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