The Ninth Commandment
“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.”
Question: How do we reverse the false testimony of the material senses?
Answer: Through spiritual sense! You can reverse the testimony of the material senses by using your understanding of Truth to denounce error.
“What is termed material sense can report only a mortal temporary sense of things, whereas
spiritual sense can bear witness only to Truth. To material sense, the unreal is the real until this sense is corrected by Christian Science.” (S&H 298)
“Science reverses the false testimony of the physical senses, and by this reversal mortals arrive at the fundamental facts of being.” (S&H 120)
“Divine Science reverses the false testimony of the material senses, and thus tears away the
foundations of error.” (S&H 273)
“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.”
“The five material senses testify to truth and error as united in a mind both good and evil. Their false evidence will finally yield to Truth, — to the recognition of Spirit and of the spiritual creation.”
Practice: Do you need a healing? If so, try reversing the testimony of the material senses with the facts of Truth. You can find countless facts to work with in Science and Health and the Bible.
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume One: The Ten Commandments”
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