The Ideal Platform

The platform of a political party is an attempt to phrase certain opinions and theories about government. The only platform that could ever be ideal does not consist, however, of mere opinions and theories but must be absolute Principle expressed. This ideal is possible of statement in Christian Science, and has been stated over and over again with the variety of infinity by Mrs. Eddy throughout her works, which are altogether correlative with the Scriptures. The truly righteous platform must be a platform of healing, and healing is simply the consummate wholeness of Principle manifest as right activity. Anything less than the healing which comes about through the understanding of divine intelligence is not real relief from any false condition, whether it be called political, physical, economic, or moral. Hence any seeming condition, to be rightly dealt with, must be considered in the light of what the divine Mind knows about it, for the divine consciousness knows the whole idea to take the place of any sense of limitation.

On page 226 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy says: "God has built a higher platform of human rights, and He has built it on diviner claims. These claims are not made through code or creed, but in demonstration of 'on earth peace, good-will toward men.' Human codes, scholastic theology, material medicine and hygiene, fetter faith and spiritual understanding. Divine Science rends asunder these fetters, and man's birthright of sole allegiance to his Maker asserts itself." Complete allegiance to divine Principle as the one truly governing power is what is always primarily essential. One who understands and practices in accord with Principle finds his rights fully protected and proves ceaselessly unfolding success in all righteous endeavor. Thus he has nothing whatever to fear, because he has turned away from human methods to the divine way.

Among the Churches
July 31, 1920

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