Divine Love

What a truth it is which the Bible and Christian Science reveal, that God is Love, Love without limit—infinite! When we think of it we are filled with wonderment. Not always have men known God as Love. In past ages, when spiritual light glowed but feebly, they thought of Him as a being like unto themselves, a being who loved and hated, who knew both good and evil and sent good or evil upon mortals as He willed. Gradually did the revelation break upon men through the mist of materiality that God is not like a mortal, changeable, capricious, sometimes showing His love towards them, sometimes pouring forth wrath upon them. Gradually it became known that God is wholly good, altogether worthy of adoration—that, indeed, He is Love.

What this revelation means to men is beyond words to express. Christian Science is bringing home to them the fact that since God is infinite Love, in reality the opposite of love does not exist. In other words, Christian Science logically declares that evil in its every phase is unreal. Thus, since God is Love, good alone is real; harmony alone is real; spirituality, holiness, purity, alone are real. In this way the knowledge that God is Love entirely blots out as illusory or false the belief of imperfection. Loyal to the truth that God is Love, Christian Science is steadfastly proclaiming to the world, even in the midst of its apparent sins, that evil has not a trace of reality about it.

How tragic is the belief that evil is real! What a depth of deception it imposes on humanity! Christian Science does not make light of the situation as it presents itself to human consciousness. What is of concern to those who have accepted the teaching of Christian Science is that mankind shall be convinced of the truth about God, and so become enlightened on evil's unreality and the folly of thinking and acting from the basis that evil has real presence and real power. They are certain that only as this is accomplished will men ultimately be wholly freed from sin and its dire effects; that only thus will they enter into the realization of harmony and health and the joy of spirituality; that only thus will they be able to prove for themselves that Love is Life.

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Infinite Presence
October 26, 1935

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