The Fullness of God's Supply

From the beginning of time mankind has through its circumscribed and unscientific method of thinking cut itself off from the infinitude of supply, which is in reality the birthright of the sons of God, and their available asset as heirs with Christ. The prodigal son who separated himself from the father's household, and in so doing experienced the dire sense of lack, had to come to himself; that is, he had to realize that as his father's child he could not be separated from the father's love and care.

Mankind is rapidly coming to realize the divine fact of the fatherhood and motherhood of God; and is, in consequence, seeking to ally itself to the deific power, to regain its freedom from human bondage. Varied systems of religious teaching, which have offered to humanity a stone for the fruitful Christianity of our Master, are ceasing to satisfy. As Mary Baker Eddy has written in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (Pref., p. vii): "The time for thinkers has come. Truth, independent of doctrines and time-honored systems, knocks at the portal of humanity." Humanity is rightly demanding a religious teaching which will prove by "signs following" that the Word of God is as practically available to-day as it was in Jesus' time.

Why does Mrs. Eddy say, "The time for thinkers has come"? Is it not because the world has been only too ready, owing to its apathy concerning spiritual things, to accept its religious teaching without much, if any, individual investigation? How many of the earnest subscribers to the many denominational beliefs could, if asked, give a really satisfactory reason for subscribing to their particular creed? Is it not often a case of "our parents subscribed to them in the past, and so we as a matter of course do so in the present"?

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"Know thyself"
November 3, 1923

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