Taught of God

History bears record that the voice of God, coming to the awakened consciousness, removes oppression and brings to earth justice and equity. Some have named this faculty conscience, believing that through it divinity is discerned. George Washington wrote in his diary this admonition: "Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience." But it would seem that what often passes for conscience does not partake of the celestial or divine understanding: it is rather the result of human reason, mere personal opinion, approval, or disapproval, tinctured with self-will, which is always prejudiced; and prejudice is a foe to right thinking. The voice of God is, however, a "celestial fire;" and it cannot be quenched. It is the leaven of Truth working in human consciousness, where it will continue to work, until the words of the prophet Jeremiah are fulfilled, "For they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them."

Thought must be spiritualized to hear the voice of Spirit, and Jesus taught us how best to do this. As we put aside material selfhood we shall truly seek the kingdom of God and correctly "search the scriptures": then mere human thinking will be stilled, and we shall commune with the Great I AM. We shall understand and know that we are living in His presence and are reflecting His goodness and love.

Throughout the Scriptures we learn of those who have walked and communed with God. Noah found grace in the sight of God, and was instructed how to seek safety and comfort, through obedience to Him. Abraham learned of God's omnipotence in the blessings bestowed upon him. Joseph was taught God's gracious plan, and was given the rich blessing of saving those who had thought to harm him; Moses talked with God, and led a nation forth from bondage; David listening to the voice of God brought joy to Israel, and to-day his songs inspire and enlighten mankind. Hearing and obeying God, Elijah and Elisha showed forth His loving-kindness and affluence, humbly seeking to guide the ship of state aright. Solomon was taught wisdom of God; Job, stripped of his false sense, discerned the true divine nature of God. In this age Mary Baker Eddy saw the light of Truth, and knew and heard God's voice. To her God revealed Himself, and gave her the task of leading present-day seekers out of darkness into light, giving them the original meaning of the Scriptures and the correct understanding of Jesus' teachings and healings.

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Christian Science Healing
December 11, 1926

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