"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32

Jamae van Eck is a Christian Scientist Practitioner and teacher who has experienced over many years the healing power of Divine Love. She is convinced that no one is beyond redemption, and no problem or difficulty beyond God's power to resolve & heal.

Christian Science practitioners
provide spiritual treatment
through prayer. The result is
healing - the change of thought
that brings transformed lives
and the resolution of relational,
physical, or financial difficulties.

She teaches that salvation does not occur only at some point in the future, but that here and now God's saving grace and divine laws are available to everyone
who seeks them.

Learn more of her life, her writings and talks, and the practice of healing in which she is engaged.

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With this series of 3 lessons (Reality, Unreality, Are Sin, Disease and Death Real?) Mary Baker Eddy is certainly emphasizing the fact that only the good created by God is actual. So what are we dealing with when we encounter what seems to be distress or discomfort, discord or disease?

We're dealing with a lie and not a condition. And yes, the lie can seem very threatening and perhaps believed by many others. But the earth was never flat, was it? Nor can discord or discomfort of any kind be the outcome of a creator that is altogether loving. Pain, disease, and sorrow are not of God.

Therefore, they cannot be part of our thinking or experience. If we encounter trouble and sorrow, we can know with the Psalmist that God delivers our "soul from death, (our) eyes from tears, and (our) feet from falling." We too will then "walk before the Lord in the land of the living." (Ps.116:8-9) We read in Ecclesiastes that "whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it ... " (3:14) Certainly, God doesn't change.

Humanly, we can grow into an understanding of this fact and can gain dominion over beliefs of age and decline. It's helpful to know that spiritual sense contradicts the material senses and involves "intuition, hope, faith, understanding, fruition, reality." (S&H 298:13 15) Even if the evidence of the physical senses assign "seeming power to sin, sickness, and death," the fact remains that "Reality is spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal." Moreover, sin, sickness, and mortality are only suppositional contradictions of reality. (S&H 335:27) After all, God's image can't be unlike the original". In reality there is NO "fallen man."

The lesson includes the account in Daniel, Chapter 3, of the Hebrew boys (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego) refusing to bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar's idol. As a result, they were cast into a burning fiery furnace, but remained untouched by the flames. As the Bible puts it, the King's princes, governors, and captains, and counselors "saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the small of fire had passed on them." (Daniel 3:27)

Haven't we all had proof of the "superiority of spiritual over physical power?" Let's resolve to do as Mary Baker Eddy admonishes and rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated from God, and obey only the divine Principle, Life, and Love." This, she writes, is the "great point of departure for all true spiritual growth." She continues: "Have no fear that matter can ache, swell, and be inflamed as the result of a law of any kind, when it is self-evident that matter can have no pain nor inflammation." (S&H 393:16-21)

Let's resolve to "have no other consciousness of life ... than good, God and His reflection." Then we will "rise superior to the so-c3lled pain and pleasure of the senses." Let's be mindful of the fact that the only way to heaven or harmony is to "have no other consciousness of Life than good, God and His reflection." We must all rise "superior to the so-called plain and pleasure of the senses." (S&H 242:9)

There is no more reality in a materiel! sense of existence than in a dream. As Mrs. Eddy points out, if sickness is real, then it is a part of Truth." Instead, it is only an illusion from which we can all awaken, knowing that God made and maintains only good. Certainly we can be more steadfast, than a lie can seem stubborn! Let's know that "All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made.

Therefore the only reality of sin, sickness, or death is the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human erring believe, until God strips off their disguise." lnharmony of any sort is not real. Instead, "God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power." When our standpoints change from a material to a spiritual basis, we can then perceive Truth, and harmonious and immortal man will be revealed.

Jamae van Eck

Jamae van Eck

"The law of the Spirit of life in
Christ Jesus hath made me
free from the law of
sin and death ."
Romans 8:1

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