The Unity of the Faith

"THE Lord our God is one Lord," we read in Deuteronomy. Because God is one, therefore cause is one, and that one is Spirit, infinite, All, the Alpha and the Omega. In God there are no degrees of comparison. God is not more to-day than yesterday, nor will there be more of God in time to come. This one only God is Mind, and right here and now is the one infinite intelligence, called God, operative uniformly and without limitation.

Despite any seeming confusion, the reaching out of today is for democracy, for the oneness of Mind, Principle, and the oneness of its idea, with its sequence—direct and inevitable government of the oneness of infinite idea by the oneness of Principle, which alone constitutes true democracy. This reaching out is seen on all sides, in what are called the religious, social, political, or other walks of life. It is obvious that there can be no right conclusion without a correct premise. For example, we cannot begin with matter and end with Spirit, or vice versa, nor can effect differ from its cause. On page 126 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, we read: "The point at issue between Christian Science on the one hand and popular theology on the other is this: Shall Science explain cause and effect as being both natural and spiritual? Or shall all that is beyond the cognizance of the material senses be called supernatural, and be left to the mercy of speculative hypotheses?" That which truly is, must ever have been, and ever will be. So if the "I" of man is mortal to-day it will be mortal to-morrow and forever. To human sense only does mortality even appear to be evolving toward spirituality.

June 12, 1920

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