"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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If reality consists of all the good God has created, then unreality must be the opposite. Whatever isn't good, whatever doesn't partake of the nature or qualities of God, no matter how real it may seem, is actually false-a mistaken sense of things without validity or power, even though it may be firmly believed.

If, as the Psalmist declares: "It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect," then whatever is ungodlike, if accepted as valid, must result in weakness and imperfection until eventually corrected. According to the Psalmist, the "ungodly ... are like the chaff which the wind driveth away." (Ps.1:4)

Yes, the false belief in "more than one mind was the basic error of idolatry." (S&H 470:5-6) As Mary Baker Eddy explains: "If God, or good, is real, then evil, the unlikeness of God, is unreal. And evil can only seem to be real by giving reality to the unreal." (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, 470: 13-16)

The implication is that the only way to separate the chaff (the false) from the wheat (the real or true) is through a right understanding of God, the sole Creator. Christian Science does this by declaring God aright, and by having "no intelligence, no life, no substance, no truth, no love, but that which is spiritual." (S&H 476:3-7) Always, our need is to realize that in harmony of every sort is unreal and that it cannot alter in the slightest the truth that is both beautiful and immortal.

The lesson uses the account in II Chronicles, Chapter 20, of King Jehoshaphat's victory over the threatening Ammonites to illustrate the unfailing power of good over evil, of right over wrong. The Psalmist put it this way: "O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: But the Lord shall endure for ever." (Ps.9:6-7)

And Mary Baker Eddy asks-even when we feel perplexed at human fear or astounded at hatred, "Why should we stand aghast at nothingness?" It helps to remember that the enemy is never a person, but the belief that God, the omnipotent and omnipresent, is absent. She writes: "Your true course is to destroy the foe, and leave the field to God, Life, Truth, and Love, remembering that God and His ideas alone are real and harmonious." (S&H 419:4)

Also included is Jesus' parable regarding the kingdom of heaven. He likened it to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but in the night while men slept, an enemy came and sowed tares. (Matthew 13:24-30) His conclusion is that "Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up." (Matthew 15:13)

How reassuring it is to know that "Truth, Life, and Love are a law of annihilation to everything unlike themselves, because they declare nothing except God." Mrs. Eddy continues: "The temporal and unreal never touch the eternal and real. The mutable and imperfect never touch the immutable and perfect. The inharmonious and self-destructive never touch the harmonious and self-existent.

These opposite qualities are the tares and wheat which never really mingle though (to mortal sight) they grow side by side until the harvest; then, Science separates the wheat from the tares, through the understanding of God as ever present and of man as reflecting the divine likeness." (S&H 300:13) Also included in the lesson is the account in John 4 of Jesus' healing of a nobleman's son. As a result, the nobleman believed (in Jesus mission) as did his whole house. We too must learn that " ... harmony is the fact, and ... sickness is a temporal dream." (S&H 412:23-31)

Certainly, I have, as have many others, learned that "Consciousness constructs a better body when faith in matter has been conquered." To beĀ  "formed anew" or healed through an understanding of Truth is both transforming and unforgettable, as Saul learned when he regained his sight as a result of forsaking his persecution of Christians.

Yes, "the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God ... bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." (II Car. 10: 3-5) How wonderful it is to learn lessons in divine Science!

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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