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

If reality is “spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal,” then anything that is material, discordant, changeable, mortal or material, human and temporary must be ultimately unreal, no matter how real or threatening it may seem.   If something is true it is unalterable.   I’m well aware that discords can seem very real, yet, they are not of God and therefore not actual or  permanent.   I’m also aware that human circumstances can change.  Indeed, every healing in Christian Science is an awakening (to some degree) to what is spiritually true or real.  

As Mary Baker Eddy puts it:  “The perfect Mind sends forth perfection…”  (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, 239:29-30)      According to this week’s lesson, such things as conflict, destructive weather, “great earthquakes…famines…pestilences, and fearful sights” are not of God and therefore not to be feared.  And when we know this Truth, we will be free from fear of untruth.    How reassuring is this declaration:  “I know that whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever; nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it.” (Eccl.3:14)   Let’s never forget that “the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” (James 3:17)  

The lesson also assures us that if something isn’t good or worthy, it isn’t of God, and therefore is unreal.  (S&H 525:20-22)    Whatever  presents itself as a discordant or destructive universe or a material and sinful or sick mortal is a falsity, and we must know this truth in order to be free of believing a lie and suffering from it. As we read in John’s Gospel:  “…judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”  (7:24)    When God appointed Moses to lead the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt,  Moses was afraid the  people wouldn’t believe or follow him.  According to the account in Exodus, Chapter 4,  God gave Moses these signs of authority:  1) his rod becoming a serpent and 2) his hand becoming leprous as snow.   

When Moses obediently took hold of the serpent and restored his hand to health,  then he was able to lead with authority.  Let us resolve never to accept as valid the “outward sense of things.”  Yes, God’s Word (Truth) is “quick and powerful.”  When we hold to this truth, then we can “prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”  (Romans 12:2)   Mrs. Eddy puts it this way:  “Understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and unreal…This understanding…is the reality of all things brought to light.”  (S&H 505:21-28)  She also insists that “…errors serve as waymarks to the one Mind, in which all error disappears in celestial Truth.” (S&H 267:22-25)   Obviously, one must “quit reliance upon that which is false” in order to “grasp the true.”  (S&H 192:4-5)  

What’s important is that we take unto ourselves “the whole armour of God” in order to “withstand in the evil day” and thus gain the victory over the lie.  (Eph. 6:12-15)   Without a doubt the “broadcast powers of evil” are conspicuous today “in the materialism and sensualism” of this age.  (S&H 65:13-16)  But she assures us that this mental conflict between truth and error will “settle all questions through faith in and the understanding of divine Love.” (S&H 65:13-16)   How reassuring it is to know that “Man’s genuine selfhood is recognizable only in what is good and true.”  (S&H 294:25-26)   She adds that: “Christian Science  brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil.” (S&H 293:28)   

Yes, our recognition of “life harmonious—as Life (God) eternally is—“can destroy any painful sense of or belief in that which Life is not.”  (S&H 495:16)   Jesus proved that our sight (spiritual discernment) can’t be closed to reality—to the perfect man of God’s creating, nor can materialism (akin to selling animals in the temple) rob us of the “strong cords of scientific demonstration.”  We know that “…evil has in reality neither place nor power in the human of the divine economy.” (S&H 327:17) 

Life (the life of anything) is God, good.  Moreover, “the promises will be fulfilled.”  The healing power of divine Love and all God’s promises are both real and eternal.  (S&H 55:15-22)   Yes, “Truth is real and error is unreal”—under all conditions and circumstances. (S&H 368:2-4)

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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