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Our Heritage of Good
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE is teaching men that they have a goodly heritage, and that they may enter into the enjoyment of it now. This surely is good news, when we think of the suffering to which the human race is apparently subject. But how does Christian Science reason on this question which is of such vital importance to mankind? It takes us to the fountainhead of all truth, even to God Himself, that we may know His nature and the nature of His creation, including individual man, and deduce from the understanding which it gives the spiritual facts which pertain to man's heritage, including its perfection and continuity.
Christian Science reveals that God is infinite good; that man is His image, and that, therefore, man reflects infinite good. Thus, God is recognized as the source of all that is true, lovely, wise, perfect; as, indeed, the source of life and love themselves; and thus, also, is man seen as the child of God, reflecting these and all other perfect spiritual qualities—his heritage. After referring to "God as the divine Principle of all that really is," on page 275 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy says, "No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows."
In absolute Science, then, good is infinite, and man by reflection manifests good unlimitedly. This great spiritual truth should be kept steadfastly before the thought when someone approaches us seeking an explanation of the phenomena that occur in human experience. The truth that good is unlimited largely runs contrary to the experience of mortals, to many of the things which occur in their lives. The fact, however, is that since God, good, is infinite, whatever seems to contradict that truth is unreal. God is infinite good and the real man reflects that good; therefore, there is no truth, no reality, in the belief entertained by mortals that evil, the seeming opposite of good, is real.
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After the Storm
LOUISE KNIGHT WHEATLEY COOK
No Compromise with Matter
ROBERT DICKINSON NORTON
FRANCES LESLIE HARRIS
Independence and Dependence
GRAHAM CAMERON LYTLE
ALICE DAVIS SHELMIRE
Autosuggestion relies on the operation of the human...
The Hon. C. Augustus Norwood, Committee on Publication for The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts,
In a recent issue of your paper there are quotations from...
Mrs. Isabel Hillier, Committee on Publication for Cape Province, South Africa,
In a recent issue of the Morning News, a doctor, in...
Merrill M. Hutchinson, Committee on Publication for the State of Georgia,
I have read with much interest and appreciation the...
B. Tatham Woodhead, Committee on Publication for Lancashire, England,
Our Heritage of Good
Violet Ker Seymer
with contributions from Faye Hanford
I became interested in Christian Science while searching...
Edward F. Schuerer
For several years I had suffered with indigestion and...
Sylph Yarnton Mills
With a grateful heart I shall now endeavor to fulfill a...
Mary E. Topping
As I am one of the many thousands who have been...
Harry M. Childs with contributions from Elma G. Childs
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his...
I am most grateful for what Christian Science has done...
Maude Goodwin Jokerst
NORA L. BROWN
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Walter Murdoch, John McDowell