Study the Platform XXXIIA of XXXII

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XXXII. (Basis of health and immortality) (First part)

As the mythology of pagan Rome has yielded to a more spiritual idea of Deity, so will our material theories yield to spiritual ideas, until the finite gives place to the infinite, sickness to health, sin to holiness, and God’s kingdom comes “in earth, as it is in heaven.” The basis of all health, sinlessness, and immortality is the great fact that God is the only Mind; and this Mind must be not merely believed, but it must be understood. To get rid of sin through Science, is to divest sin of any supposed mind or reality, and never to admit that sin can have intelligence or power, pain or pleasure. You conquer error by denying its verity. Our various theories will never lose their imaginary power for good or evil, until we lose our faith in them and make life its own proof of harmony and God. S&H 339: 20

 Marsha: First, I like to consider that we have the promise that “Our material theories will yield to spiritual ideas.”

The definition of Zion as found in the Glossary reads,
Zion. Spiritual foundation and superstructure; inspiration; spiritual strength. S&H 599: 6
Mrs. Eddy writes in Misellany, “To-day is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” My 171: 3

And from the great prophet Isaiah, Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.  Isaiah 28 : 16

And the promise is complete with these words sung as a Christmas carol-  

Fear not, I am with thee,
O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God,
I will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand.
 Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand.

Christian Science Hymnal 123, by K, Stanza 2


  1. Captain blok says

    I love this part along with the beautiful visuals of Zion that dwarf our own individual material insignificances.
    It’s awesome that all we have to know and understand is what the basis of health and immortality are in order to bring about healing. We don’t need to heal ourselves of purple clicker neck syndrome. We just need to destroy the lie that God’s child could have PCNS ( this is an un-real thing, look it up:-) and then because we have this Spiritual foundation and superstructure; it’s this inspiration and spiritual strength that gives us the joy and gladness for this understanding about the unreality of PCNS, and then sorrow and sighing shall flee away; and we are at peace because it never existed as part of God’s child in the first place.

  2. ….Mind ( or God) not merely believed but understood ….
    Gravity is believed and understood -we confidently ,unquestionably freely walk about not looking for some material solid form of support to hang onto with every step in case gravity stops working

    Imagine walking this way with God ✨???? the promise is that we can

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