"Let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay"

All Christian Scientists know how important it is in their intercourse with each other that they should carefully watch their conversation and communications. Error seems to make it very easy for them to voice and listen to phases of its own mortal making. How easy it is to repeat something that has been told to us as true, but of the correctness of which we are not assured! How wrong is such a communication in the light of the spiritual understanding which the study of Christian Science brings, spiritual understanding which tells us of Truth, not of speculative theories; of realities, not of illusions!

Our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, tells us on page 339 of "Miscellaneous Writings," "If people would confine their talk to subjects that are profitable, that which St. John informs us took place once in heaven, would happen very frequently on earth,—silence for the space of half an hour." (It will be noted that these are the opening words of her article called "Fidelity.") Therefore, to be faithful it is necessary that our subjects be prayerfully chosen, and our talk be of the truth of God.

Jesus said, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven." Our Leader writes in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 372): "When man demonstrates Christian Science absolutely, he will be perfect. He can neither sin, suffer, be subject to matter, nor disobey the law of God. Therefore he will be as the angels in heaven." The means by which to attain this perfect state can be gained by understanding Christ Jesus to be the way, the truth, and the life. Should we not always be conscious of the fact that we can of ourselves do nothing; that the so-called laws of matter are not supported by divine decree; and that the laws of God must be obeyed implicitly?

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Protection and Freedom through Obedience
May 19, 1928

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