"The reign of righteousness"

When one gains, through the study of Christian Science, ever so slight a knowledge of divine metaphysics, he knows that it is impossible to blame any one but the false sense of self for what seems to be wrong, because all that he is conscious of is the externalization of his own thought. On page 86 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy says, "Mortal mind sees what it believes as certainly as it believes what it sees." In Jeremiah we read, "They speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord."

In turning away from this false sense of self to the reign of divine righteousness, the student must learn that one of the fundamental propositions of divine metaphysics, the basis of all right reasoning, is that God is indeed infinitely All-in-all. In Jeremiah again we find, "Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord." When one knows that God, good, fills all the heaven and earth there really is, one sees that the vanishing of evil is all there was to the Exodus, even while to the unenlightened thought of the Israelites there seemed to be a fleeing from evil. Evil must flee or vanish before the firm understanding of Principle. Planting one's feet unreservedly on the rock, Christ, Truth, one becomes conscious of the unfoldment of good, God, and learns that "a thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee."

Then and Now
October 9, 1920

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