The Entireness of Good

The one way to prove that evil is nil is by giving evidence of the entireness of good, derived from God. This we may do by constantly adding to our understanding of Christian Science, and increasing our reflection of the divine nature. Instead of somewhat blindly, remorsefully, fearfully, and with inward misgivings, combating faults of character and errors of belief, we should adopt as the basis of our progress the entireness of good. With diligence and full confidence in right results, we should carry out the advice of Peter, "Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; . . . temperance; . . . patience; . . . godliness; . . . brotherly kindness; . . . charity." This constant adding of good necessarily displaces in our thinking the negative belief in evil.

Mrs. Eddy writes (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 293), "Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil." We are faced with "entireness" and "nothingness" —the yes and the no of Christian Science. Being alert in reserving the "yes" for good and the "no" for error—never denying where we should affirm, nor affirming where we should deny—we shall rise beyond faltering faith into scientific understanding of "the beauty of holiness," and so shall march on clear-eyed, never halting in our progressive demonstration of unadulterated righteousness.

Items of Interest
Items of Interest
November 3, 1934

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