On God's Side

The Christian Scientist has a great task before him as he strives to be constant in his allegiance to God, faithful to his highest understanding of divine Principle, steadfast in the application of his understanding to the various problems incidental to human experience. "Ye cannot serve God and mammon," said Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount. The Christian Scientist cannot be obedient to spiritual truth and to materiality at the same time. He cannot take the side of righteousness and condone the practice of evil. He dare not leave the pathway of good, narrow to mortal sense though it may sometimes seem, for the broad way of sinful thoughts actions. He whose understanding of real being is established abides in that understanding—remains on God's side.

Christian Science reveals God as the author of good, and of good alone. It discovers to men that since God is infinite good, evil has no real being, no reality. This means that Christian Science flatly contradicts the belief of mortals that sin, disease, death, and all other apparent forms of evil are real—teaching which is fundamental. It cannot be gainsaid, because to do so would be to deny that God is absolutely perfect. It is this teaching which the Christian Scientist has ever before him to be obeyed and demonstrated. It is obedience to this teaching which keeps him on God's side.

Mrs. Eddy writes on page 418 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "Cast out all manner of evil. 'Preach the gospel to every creature.' Speak the truth to every form of error." That is what is expected of every faithful student of Christian Science. He must heal the sick and the sinning. He must wisely proclaim the truth to his fellow men when opportunity presents itself. He must declare the truth, silently or audibly, to every seeming activity of evil. What faithfulness, what consecration, this requires! But what a call there is upon him that it be done!

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