Sunday, July 24th, 2022 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

Let the Bible and the Christian Science textbook preach the gospel which heals the sick and enlightens the people’s sense of Christian Science. This ministry, reaching the physical, moral, and spiritual needs of humanity, will, in the name of Almighty God, speak the truth that to-day, as in olden time, is found able to heal both sin and disease.

— from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 147

Discussion points

190 — WATCH lest you inadvertently fight against the action of Truth as it enters your life and adjusts effect to correspond to cause. War often comes because of this very necessity. Nations become wrong thinkers, and the demand of Truth is that this wrong thinking be exposed, since only in that way can it be corrected. War simply means that wrong thinking is being exposed so that it can be corrected.

Never fancy that Truth is creating an evil when it stirs up the muddy river bed, as Science and Health says, and causes mortal mind to express itself as discord and evil, instead of as human good. The Master said, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Truth comes to show that the effect of an evil cause must be evil — an intent to destroy which corresponds with cause. It should never be a peace, peace, when there is no peace.

Mortal man complains when demonstration drives hidden error into expression; yet this must be done. Paul admonishes us to “rejoice in infirmity;” this must refer to hidden error that is forced to the surface because it is ripe for destruction.

When Truth forces mortal mind into an expression which exposes its murderous, destructive nature, mortals learn the character of the sin they commit — the idolatry — when they put matter, which is only the shadow of mortal mind, in the place of God, to worship it, to love, or fear it.

Before mortal man will arouse himself to throw off mortal mind, like must express itself in like, so that mortal belief may be unmasked. Thus students need to be warned not to fight the action of Truth as it causes like to manifest itself in like. Truth never produces evil; it exposes it.

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

GOLDEN TEXT: John 4 : 23

“The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”

Forum posts — Truth — July 24th, 2022

“The True Method Of Healing The Sick”, from Christian Science Journal, November 1902, by John Carroll Lathrop

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