Unity of Good, by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

There is no Matter
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consciousness can form nothing unlike itself, Spirit, and
Spirit is the only creator.  The material atom is an outlined
falsity of consciousness, which can gather additional

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evidence of consciousness and life only as it adds lie to lie.
This process it names material attraction, and endows
with the double capacity of creator and creation.
   From the beginning this lie was the false witness against
the fact that Spirit is All, beside which there is no other
existence.  The use of a lie is that it unwittingly confirms
Truth, when handled by Christian Science, which reverses
false testimony and gains a knowledge of God from opposite
facts, or phenomena.
   This whole subject is met and solved by Christian
Science according to Scripture.  Thus we see that Spirit
is Truth and eternal reality; that matter is the opposite
of Spirit, - referred to in the New Testament as the flesh
at war with Spirit; hence, that matter is erroneous, transitory,
   A further proof of this is the demonstration, according
to Christian Science, that by the reduction and the rejection
of the claims of matter (instead of acquiescence
therein) man is improved physically, mentally, morally,
   To deny the existence or reality of matter, and yet
admit the reality of moral evil, sin, or to say that the
divine Mind is conscious of evil, yet is not conscious of
matter, is erroneous.  This error stultifies the logic of
divine Science, and must interfere with its practical

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