CONSISTENCY AND CLEAR THOUGHT

Christian Science honors God in its adherence to the logical requirements of the divine nature, infinite and immutable good. Maintaining that the law of the divine activity is constant and unfailing, Christian Science not only declares that the divine power is always available, but it refuses to accept any statement or belief about God which is inconsistent with His perfection in wisdom, power, and righteousness; and the shaping influence of this fundamental position is revealed in all that it teaches respecting that divine manifestation which constitutes the real universe, the natural world, in contrast with the seemings of material phenomena.

The tremendous importance of this discrimination between the world of Spirit and the world of matter appears when one notes the disastrous contradictions into which theological writers are led as a result of the failure to be scientific in their discussions of nature as an expression of God. Speaking of nature as "the oldest Bible," a very well known minister and theologian has recently said that "if St. Paul is right in declaring that 'the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead,' then nature is a medium of revelation, and we ought to prize it along with Isaiah and the gospels as one of the unveilings of the mind and heart of our heavenly Father."

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