The average mortal may regard himself as a human automaton, mentally and physically self-moved and self-governed—often a slave to wrong impulses. From the results of this human egotism, he can be liberated only through responding to God's all-wise spiritual government.

On page 597 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy defines "wind," in part, as "that which indicates the might of omnipotence and the movements of God's spiritual government, encompassing all things." As a phenomenon in nature, wind is obviously unconfined, free to move everywhere. The Christian Scientist dwells rejoicingly and confidently on the scientific fact that God's spiritual government is unfettered by beliefs of matter, time, or space. He lifts his thoughts to God's perfect spiritual creation, where perpetual peace and safety encompass and unite all the spiritual ideas of divine Mind. He practices the art of submitting his ruling thoughts and desires to the government of divine Principle, of "bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." He looks before he leaps. For him there can be no attraction in anything but a right motive, right guidance, and right accomplishment. In proportion as he proves himself to be mentally and spiritually controlled by the love and wisdom of divine Mind, he is exempted from the committal of sinful, discordant, or unchristian acts. He learns the art of prevention, which is even higher than that of cure. Hearing and heeding the counsel of divine Mind, his life-work unfolds to him in rhythmic beauty, and he grows to the measure of each day's tasks.

Obviously, sin, sorrow, sickness, insurrection, war, form no part of "the movements of God's spiritual government." Neither do the mortal beliefs of inaction or of obstruction, claiming to be expressed as paralysis or poverty, find any representation in man. They are but fictitious beliefs which are being ruled out in Christian Science in proportion as an individual faithfully demonstrates God's spiritual government to the very best of his understanding. When tempted to believe in errors of various kinds, either from within or without, the divinely controlled thinker is called upon to prove that, as Paul said, "None of these things move me."

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