In the beginning of his Gospel John tells us that God is light and that this light is "the light of men." Then he goes on to say, "And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." Now light is something in which all men are deeply interested. From the beginning of time they have believed its presence necessary to practically all accomplishment. They have, as a class, been more or less grateful for what they believed it to be, from the daily recurrence of the sun's rays to what they have been pleased to denominate the illumination of their own intelligence. They have, however, even in the latter instance, associated light with matter; for have they not believed that their intelligence originated in and belonged to brains?

Christian Science alone reveals the exact truth of the nature of light. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 510, 511) Mrs. Eddy writes: "Light is a symbol of Mind, of Life, Truth, and Love and not a vitalizing property of matter. Science reveals only one Mind, and this one shining by its own light and governing the universe, including man, in perfect harmony." Christian Science has come to restore all things to God—to awaken men to know that to Him belong all "the kingdom, and the power, and the glory;" and it begins to do this by accrediting all intelligence to Him!

Long enough the world has gone on believing in minds many, each individual imagining that he himself had a mind and a power, ability and light, all his own, independent of every one, even of God. And where has such belief landed mortals? In the deep morasses of unsatisfied desires, unfulfilled hopes, disappointed aims and purposes—in sickness and sin, want and woe, and finally in death itself; yes, even in the darkness which John tells us cannot comprehend the light which is God, which light has really always been shining everywhere.

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No Copartnership Between Truth and Error
December 11, 1926

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