The Liberator

There is but one liberating power, namely, divine Love, as Mrs. Eddy shows where she declares in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 225), "Love is the liberator." The operation of this power in human consciousness frees us from the beliefs and traditions of mortal thought. Divine Love alone, therefore, liberates mankind from its terrors and limitations, and brings human consciousness to the point of abandoning its errors and acquiring the freedom of which Paul speaks as the putting on of "the new man." The freedom which the understanding of God as infinite divine Love brings into the experience of mankind is wholly spiritual, and is manifested in immunity from sin, sickness, death, inharmony, poverty, discordant relationships, and other phases of evil. And this is true freedom.

Material sense cannot see this power or cognize it, any more than it can behold honesty and truth or the rules of mathematics. Very distinctly, however, is this power recognized through its effects, even as one beholds the results of honesty and truth, and of the application of the rules of mathematics. Mankind is hourly placed in the position of trusting and utilizing the effects of spiritual qualities, such as honesty and truth, without searching into their origin and cause. The source of all spiritual qualities is God, who, John tells us, "is love," and whom Mrs. Eddy has defined, in part, in Science and Health (p. 587), as "the great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal."

From Genesis to Revelation the Bible declares that there is one God, and that "there is none else." This is accepted as the basis of all spiritually scientific knowledge, knowledge that is provable. God being One and divine Love, the understanding of the nature and character of God, Love, becomes a liberating activity. The only place where there is need for this liberating activity is in the so-called human consciousness; for the real man, or divine likeness, does not need to be liberated from anything. Man was created free, and his continued and perfect liberty is assured, untouched by breath of mortal belief or theory.

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February 2, 1929

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