Out of the Depths

He who aspires to self-government and final demonstration of eternal life, by conforming to divine laws, soon learns that spiritual understanding is the only intelligent basis of procedure and achievement, and that the nonintelligence of mere belief is as the shifting sand, baseless and without the ability to win success. Not discerning the actual nature of either good or evil, the so-called human mind, unaided by divine Science, claims to be intelligent and controlling. But such is the knowledge upon which divine wisdom pronounced the sentence, "Thou shalt surely die." This edict refers to the sinner's burial in the darkness of error. It also prophesies the death—the utter obliteration—of error and sin.

The belief that two fundamentally opposing factors, good and evil, have intelligence, activity, and power keeps mortals in a state of unrest, fear, and uncertainty. Which will win? is the constant query. And since each mortal, in a measure and unconsciously, externalizes his thoughts, he invites success or defeat in proportion to the preponderance of belief in the operation of good or of evil. Indeed, though he may confidently expect success, deep down in his consciousness lies a conviction that something might "happen" to bring disaster; and frequently this something does appear to occur.

Love's Bounty
March 5, 1927

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