Ever Varied Opportunity

Christian Science is continually revealing to man the truth of the Bible, which always seemed so obscure and which teemed with mystery beyond our solution until we found that "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy is truly what she proclaimed it to be—a "key" to the Scriptures. With the understanding of Truth as we progress in Christian Science, we find that God's message, which is changeless good, is and will always be applicable to this age and to all ages to come. In Genesis we read, "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." We naturally infer that, since God made all, He is the one and only creator, and the manifestation of His word stands as effect from this one and only cause; hence good is all.

Since God is good and all He created is good, we ask: "Why evil? From whence did it come?" Our only answer to this question is to find out more about God; and the more we know of good the less we know of evil, and we then begin to realize that evil never had a place in the kingdom of God and is only the suppositional opposite of good. A diligent search to find a cause or reason for evil will never help us to make any headway in seeking God, for evil has no history. Good is the only history there is, and a careful study of God and His creation will usher us into the kingdom of heaven on earth and annihilate the beliefs of evil.

The mist which rose up "and watered the whole face of the ground" is the error or false sense which seems to separate us from God; but when we rise above this mist, or illusion, we get a clearer vision of Truth and this light guides us and frees us from the delusion of sickness, sin, and death. To learn the nothingness and unreality of the claims of evil is the only way to make any progress in casting off "the old man with his deeds" and putting on "the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health, p. 254), "Imperfect mortals grasp the ultimate of spiritual perfection slowly; but to begin aright and to continue the strife of demonstrating the great problem of being, is doing much."

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October 23, 1920

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