"In their mouth was found no guile"

In Revelation John refers to those who stood with the Lamb "on the mount Sion, ... they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth," and says of them that "in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God." What a perfect picture is this of the innocency of those who have learned to follow "the spiritual idea of Love," as Mrs. Eddy partly defines "Lamb of God" in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 590),—"In their mouth was found no guile"! One loves to dwell on the words because of the comfort they yield, prophesying as they do the day when reality shall have been revealed in all its perfection, and man shall be known as God knows him,—the perfect expression of Himself.

Now, as Christian Science so clearly brings out, one of the great mistakes men make is in thinking that perfection lies in the future, perhaps in the remote future. Possibly this view has been strengthened by modern theories of evolution. For do not these always predicate a gradual process of development from the primitive up to a possible completeness? There is little doubt that the Darwinian theory remains one of the biggest factors to be reckoned with in the endeavor to spiritualize the thought of the human race. This theory has made matter appear so real, has so largely taken for granted the existence of inanimate power in the development of genus and species, that divine Mind seems never to enter into the question at all. Indeed, the theory is entirely logical, if matter be considered real. Men must therefore change the basis of their thinking. And that is what Christian Science enables them to do

How, then, does Christian Science help mankind? By revealing the absolute truth. Instead of holding before them an imperfectly developed creation, instead of trying to explain the so-called material creation of minerals, plants, and animals—including man—on the basis of evolution from elemental forms, Christian Science reveals God as Mind, perfect Mind, and shows His creation to be that of perfect spiritual ideas,—perfect always, and needing no evolutionary process to perfect them. As man is a spiritual idea, man does not need to evolve to perfection, he has always been perfect because he has always been the expression, image, or reflection of perfect Mind.

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God Looks on the Heart
February 2, 1924

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