“The testimony of the material senses is neither absolute nor divine. I therefore plant myself unreservedly on the teachings of Jesus, of his apostles, of the prophets, and on the testimony of the Science of Mind. Other foundations there are none.” (Science and Health, page 269)
Mary Baker Eddy knew the unreliability of material testimony. She recognized that the evidence presented by the senses and to the senses, could never demonstrate absolute Truth or divinity, Spirit. God’s allness includes no matter at all, and His expression is without the limits and flaws that material sense would suggest. To base any conclusion on something which is neither God’s law nor incontestable Truth, is unwise.
So, Mrs. Eddy planted herself on what was trustworthy, unbending, and proven. She stood on the firm foundation that was not only solid and true and provable, but also loving, spiritual, pure, and divine. There really is no other absolute. Jesus demonstrated through his teachings and healing that God alone was Life and Truth and Love. The so-called miracles that the prophets before him and the disciples who followed him showed the world came not of anything material, but rather in spite of it.
Let us be true followers of those who knew and demonstrated that healing and salvation which brought the divine to earth in the only way it could. That Christ-mind, that trust in the Almighty God as One and All and ours parted waves, fed multitude, raised the dead, and set aside without reservation every material limit. The proof is incontestable and the Principle is the same today as of old. Let’s join those believers of yesterday, and trust what is trustworthy, rather than what the senses would so flimsily propose, and rejoice that we know our sure foundation, the one and only God!
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