A recent issue of the News has in it an article in which the...


A recent issue of the News has in it an article in which the writer speaks of Christian Science as if he were under the impression that human will-power is used in Christian Science. Apparently the reference to Christian Science is made in a kindly manner, but it needs correction, because will-power does not enter into the practice of Christian Science. It is a mistake to believe such a thing. The human will has nothing whatever to do with the demonstrations of Christian Science. In order to destroy evil inclinations it is necessary to imbibe the spirit of Christ. Jesus said, "Not my will, but thine, be done." When governed by divine Mind, the will of God, one cannot entertain evil thoughts, because he is in communion with God. If one's thoughts are wholly good, there is no room for evil.

In Christian Science it is understood that good is power. Government by God does not permit the practice of evil any more than government by law in mathematics permits mistakes. Recognition of this was voiced by the Master when he said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

The statement, "There is not one but could force himself to want to do that which he ought to do if he would keep his mind constantly upon it," is not in accordance with Christian Science. In Christian Science it is not proper to force things. Rather, it is necessary to demonstrate over discordant conditions by realizing that they are not products of God. Humanity's manner of forcing matters is not the divine method of procedure. The natural, scientific way is the way Jesus taught and practiced. If one keeps his mind constantly on good, it is impossible to act contrary thereto, since good thoughts are productive of good deeds. From this it is readily seen that right thinking begets right results. On page 210 of "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" by Mary Baker Eddy, in "What Our Leader Says," we find the following: "Beloved Christian Scientists, keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them. It is plain that nothing can be added to the mind already full. There is no door through which evil can enter, and no space for evil to fill in a mind filled with goodness."

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Changeless Love
November 29, 1924

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