"One on God's side is a majority"

Wendell Phillips' stirring statement deserves to be reiterated and metaphysically interpreted to-day. The righteous learn to put their trust in God only, and so to be in the majority with Him. They approach this final understanding through human footsteps which in the aggregate constitute their human history. In proportion as obedience to God opens up the understanding, spiritual intuition uncovers to humanity the traps laid by the carnal mind. Mrs. Eddy states on page 83 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "There is mortal mind-reading and immortal Mind-reading;" and on page 84: "When sufficiently advanced in Science to be in harmony with the truth of being, men become seers and prophets involuntarily, controlled not by demons, spirits, or demigods, but by the one Spirit. It is the prerogative of the ever-present, divine Mind, and of thought which is in rapport with this Mind, to know the past, the present, and the future."

Light dispels darkness, so truth wipes out error and exposes its hidden methods and intent. If truth were more generally understood and practiced, error would find fewer loopholes for escape and would be constantly detected and destroyed. The reason why "immortal Mind-reading" is not better known is due solely to the prevalent ignorance of God as Mind. If it were universally understood that Mind is invariably good, that it operates through good laws of its own creating and thus produces good only, the pretenses of evil would uncover themselves and appear ridiculous. In its ignorance the world has misnamed the faculty of "immortal Mind-reading," confusing it with various phases of the practice of human will power, clairvoyance, transference of mortal thought, etc., but the Bible is full of the experiences of those who through obedience to God have uncovered the machinations of the disobedient.

Among the Churches
April 20, 1918

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