When to a Christian Scientist the question is submitted...

De Middaghoogte

When to a Christian Scientist the question is submitted as to the relation of religion and Science, he experiences with joy that through Christian Science he has found an answer which not only satisfies his intellect but also quickness and enriches his spiritual self, inspires him with unlimited and efficacious love for his fellow men and for all creation, and makes him conscious of the Father's allness, of His kingdom, which is come on earth as well as in heaven. Does not God's ever present love enfold all creation with the blessing of His presence?

Science is knowledge, knowledge not only of the phenomena but, in the first place, of the cause basing and determining them. What is commonly called "science" is not the highest, not absolute, Science. Much of what some centuries ago was considered to be science, is now unscientific, and it is probable that sooner or later the same will be thought of much that to-day is esteemed as science. Far above this changing and mutable conception of science stands the absolute Science, the knowledge of Truth. The highest and most exact science, or, as a wise man said ages ago, The only absolute Science is therefore that which reveals the basic cause of all things. And this great First Cause, this Principle of being, is the fundamental Truth, the divine Mind, which many call God. Science in the absolute sense of the word is therefore knowledge of God's laws, of His manifestation in and through the universe, including man.

Striving for that knowledge is studying divine Science; it is searching to know what is the seeming and what the truth about things; it is an approximation or prescience of God's qualities, which even as Himself are spiritual. The more such science approaches the spiritual background of things, the more it learns to reckon with supersensible causes and activities, the more it leads to the perception of the idea, to the real nature of things, and the more it unfolds the oneness, which is the basis of all that exists. Although darkened by material hypotheses, we trace in what the world calls science, more or less, and in purer or impurer form, something of the law and order existing in God's creation. All science finally goes out to the immaterial truth, to that which cannot be fettered or forced by human opinions, but which, on the contrary, by its very nature is destined to be all-in-all.

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