The Kingdom of Heaven

Throughout the ages, humanity has accepted the thought that heaven is not alone a locality, but a far-off place to be eventually attained. This erroneous belief, together with many other false doctrines, is clearly and logically corrected through the demonstrable teachings of Christian Science. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and the author of its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," defines "kingdom of heaven," on page 590, thus: "The reign of harmony in divine Science; the realm of unerring, eternal, and omnipotent Mind; the atmosphere of Spirit, where Soul is supreme."

This reign of harmony is as finished and unalterable to-day as it was when the Red Sea opened to Moses and his faithful followers; as real and demonstrable as when Jesus the Christ proved its presence centuries ago; and it is now, and forever will be, the omnipresent, infinite reign and realm of the one perfect God. The kingdom of heaven, then, is an available state of consciousness obtained by an understanding of and by obedience to God's law, as taught by Jesus the Christ and elucidated in a simple, logical method in the writings of God's messenger to this age, Mrs. Eddy.

On page 28 of Science and Health we read, "The determination to hold Spirit in the grasp of matter is the persecutor of Truth and Love." This persecutor is what Jesus defined as "a murderer from the beginning," and what the Apostle Paul clearly said, is "enmity against God." Mrs. Eddy has in her writings shown us how, by divine heritage, we own an harmonious state of thought; how by a process of assimilation of right thinking, and an elimination of the wrong, the divine consciousness may be proved to be ours by reflection.

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God is Taking Care of All
September 3, 1927

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