Lulu was reeling. For the second time in as many years her faith had been shaken. The first time was when she realized that the story problems in her math textbook were not true. Sure, they effectively showed how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. But there really wasn’t a Maria going 76 miles per hour in a train heading west on Tuesday, while George cut half a pie into 7 pieces on a train going east. She was terribly disappointed to find out they didn’t actually meet in the middle to divide the ice cream before it melted. These stories had been her friends and she had strived to duplicate their outcomes in her own life.
But this recent revelation was even worse. The author of her favorite math book, the one she read from every morning, never balanced her checkbook. She was even overdrawn. That just seemed so hypocritical.
What was she to think? The numbers seemed so real. The solutions appeared to be correct. But it was apparently all a lie, a lie used to control others through math.
Lulu would have none of it. She was through with math and the charlatans that “explained” it but didn’t live it. No more numbers for her.
Poor Lulu. She completely misunderstood the impersonal nature of the science of Math.
The Science of Christianity, like math, is actually provable and repeatable and understandable too. And just as you would never blame math for someone’s misunderstanding or misinterpretation of numbers, it doesn’t make sense to blame Christianity for someone’s misunderstanding or misinterpretation of God.
You don’t have to take someone’s word that 2 + 2 = 4. You can prove it yourself time and time again. And you can use what you learned in that simple equation to tackle bigger math projects. The same is true of Christianity. You don’t have to take someone’s word for it. You can prove it, with scientific certainty, time and time again when you have an accurate understanding of its teachings.
Here’s a link to a book that helps you do that. In fact the author says, “You can prove for yourself, dear reader, the Science of healing, and so ascertain if the author has given you the correct interpretation of Scripture.” (p. 546)
What have you got to lose – except a false concept?
Melissa Hayden is a Christian Science practitioner in Salem, OR. You can find more information and additional articles at this link. If you like what you’re reading, click the “add me” button.