Love as Conqueror

Students of Christian Science make much progress spiritually through intensive and prayerful study of the seven synonyms for God which Mrs. Eddy sets forth in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 465). Their understanding of the qualities, attributes, and infinitude of Deity will expand through this means proportionably to the fidelity of their application to this task. The student usually finds that one of the seven terms makes a stronger appeal than any of the others, and it will become his favorite synonym for God. As his concept grows, however, he may change from one to another, until he has embraced the entire group in his intensive study.

One student of Christian Science was accustomed to write brief essays about each of the seven terms, thus striving constantly for a larger unfoldment of its meaning. These he followed with themes based upon the opposite to each momentous word, its antonym, so far as it could be determined. That his concept of Deity greatly unfolded through this process, there can be no doubt.

The Open Door of Self-Abnegation
March 5, 1927

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