Ever since the pen was first dipped to inscribe the history of the human race, it has been alleged that whatsoever one does will come back upon one's self. All thinking persons have agreed on this. The Bible says, "With what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again." Because the universe and the fullness thereof are God's, His will must always be done, in order to bring about the fruits of health, joy, peace, and harmony. So-called human will-power, therefore, which leads to sin and doom, must finally sink into the oblivion of nothingness, to the glory of the Most High. So long as mortals are not ready to seek and obtain the truth, they are liable to act against the requirements of God, divine Principle, and thus forfeit reformation, regeneration, holiness, harmonious life. Therefore, the preliminary step toward the kingdom of harmony, heaven, is genuinely to repent of ungodly thoughts and deeds, and unreservedly to come into accord with the demands of the omniactive spirit of Christ, Truth.

Once Jesus said to an impotent man whom he had healed, "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." The words of the Master unerringly implied that what is called sin goes hand in hand with sickness and suffering, and that mankind must part company with it in order to accomplish a practical repentance and bring about regeneration of consciousness, liberty, happiness, contentment, and health. If sin, which is not consistent with, but a going astray from, moral and spiritual law, were in the least of God, good, could Christ Jesus have overcome it or have taught mortals how to escape from it? Sin is a lie concerning God and His universe. Hence the real man, by reason of his sonship and unity with God, Spirit, has nothing to do with it. The teachings of the master Metaphysician, Christ Jesus, elucidate the fact that it is our absolute right to do what God would have us do, and to receive what God has for us to receive, and that nothing short of this pertains to us as the children of God's creating.

An efficacious repentance will often bring about physical healing, for it is based on true understanding of and obedience to God, divine Love. On page 1 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes, "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love." These words of the inspired Leader of the Christian Science movement bear the immortal stamp of divinity. For instance, if one really comprehends that there is only one omnipresent God, who has created the entire universe and governs and maintains it according to His infinitely good law, and that to do evil to another is to break God's law and consequently is to do evil to one's self, he will not do evil intentionally, but must do good. One can always supplant wrong thoughts with good thoughts; and since action is the result of thought, one should do deeds for the good of humanity at large and thus magnify, exalt, and honor God as All-in-all.

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Christian Science as a Field for Study
May 26, 1928

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