God is Fixed Principle

How does it come about that the Christian Scientist is so certain of his position, so sure that his religious convictions are sound and well grounded, so convinced that these convictions will never be shaken by aught that men can say in the name of revelation and reason? The answer is that through Christian Science he has obtained an understanding of God as fixed, demonstrable Principle. The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 128): "Science relates to Mind, not matter. It rests on fixed Principle and not upon the judgment of false sensation." The Christian Scientist acknowledges these words of Mrs. Eddy to be true, and knows them to be true because he has been able to some extent to prove the truth which they set forth.

Uncertainty with regard to any question is always unsatisfactory and disconcerting; when the question pertains to God, uncertainty may become positively disastrous. And, unfortunately, uncertainty with regard to Deity is still one of the most tragic sources of the nightmares which torture the human race. Through many long centuries the prophets or spiritual seers of the race have gradually discovered the nature of God and His creation. But while the majority of men readily accept, ofttimes without the slightest misgiving, the findings or so-called discoveries of their fellow-men on questions pertaining to material phenomena, which they must know will soon be replaced by other discoveries, it has to be admitted that they tend to look askance at what should be of far greater interest to them, namely, the spiritual discoveries or revelations of God which prophet and seer have made. It is evident that these revelations have been made, crystallizing themselves, as it were, at certain more especially well-defined periods, through such men as Abraham, Moses, the prophets, and Christ Jesus, and in our own day through Mary Baker Eddy. The march has been progressive, until now the divine nature, God and His spiritual creation, can be studied and understood with absolute certainty through Christian Science.

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