"Supremely natural"

Christian Science reveals to us the indisputable fact that God is wholly good. It shows us that God neither creates evil, permits evil, nor cooperates with evil in any way,—that so-called evil, is utterly foreign to His beneficent plans and purposes. Our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, tells us on page 119, "God is natural good, and is represented only by the idea of goodness; while evil should be regarded as unnatural, because it is opposed to the nature of Spirit, God."

A mere intellectual assent to this great truth does not make a Christian Scientist. It must pervade his entire thinking, so as to be practically demonstrated in word and deed. To adhere to the divine facts of being at one time, but to talk or act contrary to them at another, will never enable the student to bring out the practical proofs of the allness of good. We need to watch lest we give the impression that good is anything but natural, normal, and legitimate.

On page xi of the Preface to our textbook, in speaking of some of the fruits of Christian Science, Mrs. Eddy says, "Now, as then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural." It is divinely natural that God, who is boundless, immeasurable, and illimitable Love, should bestow only that which is lovely and lovable on His children. It is not only natural but inevitable that He who is all-harmonious should govern His universe through laws of health and harmony. It is only right to expect that He who is infinite Life should always be on the side of life, strength, vigor, activity, and dominion.

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The Laboratory of Christian Science
May 9, 1925

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