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The human will is regarded as that faculty whereby men...
The Christian Science Monitor
The human will is regarded as that faculty whereby men freely choose or reject a thing. It apparently enables a man to choose the good or the evil course, as he may elect, and many believe that almost anything toward which a man directs his ambition can be accomplished through the exercise of the human will. When, however, events, disasters, and desolations appear, which the mortal will has been powerless to avert, the human mind looks about for a cause or will outside of its own, and, with sublime inconsistency, attributes the inexplicable evils, which are its own subjective state, to the workings of the will of God.
There are few persons who would not immediately concede that God is good. They are not so ready to assert that God's will is seen only in the operation of good, for, although men have been taught that they must submit to the inscrutable wisdom of God, when they consider the reversals, the sicknesses, and sorrows, through which they have been bereaved, it seems to them very much as if an evil is wrought in their lives, even if it is, as they suppose, wrought by the will of God. This human confusion, this false supposition that, in some mysterious way, the will of God works through evil that good may come, is due to the corporeal conception of God and man. The human will is capable of evil as well as of a human sense of good, for it is the motive power of that mind which is supposed to exist in matter apart from God. The divine will is capable only of good, because it is the power and wisdom of unchanging Principle which includes no element of evil. Human will power constantly runs into error because it opposes the will of God, because it is a phase of the belief of material existence which wholly counterfeits the spiritual man in the likeness of God. On page 597 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy clearly discriminates between the socalled human will power and the will of God as understood in Christian Science. She writes: "Will. The motive-power of error; mortal belief; animal power. The might and wisdom of God." And a little lower in the same passage she further explains, "Will, as a quality of so-called mortal mind, is a wrong-doer; hence it should not be confounded with the term as applied to Mind or to one of God's qualities."
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