"That which is past"

Students of Christian Science who are striving to correct their lives according to the rule given them in their text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, should always recognize the necessity for correcting the false view of past events as well as the false view of present ones. Rightly to view the present, we must also rightly view the past. To gain a sure metaphysical basis from which to work, we need to start with the fundamental truth that God is the only power, the only Mind, the sole creator of the universe and man. If we admit the existence or presence of evil in any form, our reasoning is incorrect, and it is useless under such circumstances to expect to gain the right solution of any problem.

In those wonderful verses in the third chapter of Ecclesiastes, so full of meaning to every student, we read: "I know that, whatsover God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past." Here is a clear, definite statement of the great fact that God's law of good and God's perfect spiritual creation have always existed; that there never has been anything which had power to destroy that law, or in any way disturb the absolute harmony of Spirit. It always was perfect, it always must be perfect.

Most of us who come to Christian Science have in the past been impelled, by either physical or mental suffering, to seek refuge in something which promised us relief from that distress. Often, when we did this, we found that every material prop had failed us, and then we were ready to turn to our Father-Mother God, who is always waiting to receive and comfort those who seek Him as a little child, with the humble desire to learn the way that reveals the kingdom of heaven within us.

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The Day of Miracles
June 27, 1914

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