The Problem of Government

These transitional and turbulent times are bringing forward many governmental problems for solution. Humanity is seeking earnestly for the right solution of its problems, but it will not find their ultimate solution until it finds and accepts Christian Science. Never will mankind find the correct answers to questions concerning individual, social, national, and international problems until they are ready to turn unreservedly to divine Mind as the only source of all true law and government. Recognition and acknowledgment of the absolute supremacy of Mind, God, affords the only satisfying answer to problems of any kind. Mrs. Eddy furnished the right answer to the problems of government, individual and collective, when she wrote on page 340 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" as follows: "One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, 'Love thy neighbor as thyself;' annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry,—whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed."

Meanwhile, we are çonfronted daily by an array of conflicting human opinions about government, economics, sociology, industry, commerce, and so forth. Various plans are offered: some are rejected as visionary and impractical; others are tried and also found wanting. All this would be discoraging even to the student of Christian Science, did he not have recourse to the revealed truth about government contained in the Christian Science textbook. Through what our Leader has written the student is able to see that we are in the midst of the turmoil and world chemicalization predicted by Jesus and explained by her. Thus he is able, in spite of the tumult, to remember the heartening words of the Master, "Look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh," and to recall that Mrs. Eddy has said of Christian Scientists (Science and Health, p. 97), "They will maintain law and order, and cheerfully await the certainty of ultimate perfection."

The Science of divine government likewise applies to the government of our churches and all the organized activities of our movement. Therefore, the more we bring spiritual Science, divine Science, Christian Science, into our church activities, the more harmonious and successful will these activities prove to be, and the better will they fulfill the purpose for which our Leader designed them.

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July 27, 1935

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