Watching Point 42
From 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter
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42 — WATCH lest, in your denial of error, you deny effect instead of cause, thus deceiving yourself. To deny sickness, pain or sin as something of themselves, is to deny the effects of error, since error is defined as some belief entertained in a power, mind and existence apart from God. In God’s sight, sin is using the wrong mind — not what one does under that false mind.
Pain, disease, sin and death are the effect of false belief, and cannot be denied or destroyed apart from the false belief, of which they are merely the outward indication. On page 473 of Science and Health, we read, “Sin, sickness, and death are to be classified as effects of error.”