Holding Thought to the Divine

Christian Scientist is in possession of great spiritual treasure. For Christian Science has given him an understanding of God far beyond unaided human apprehension, an understanding which has revealed to him the eternal truth of the omnipresence and omniscience of the Almighty. To Christ Jesus, God's presence was demonstrable truth; to him, God's goodness and power were ever available to destroy human illusions. To the great spiritual Way-shower divine intelligence was ever with him to dispel the doubt and gloom of a material sense of existence, suggestions which presented themselves to him as to all men. Jesus had spiritual understanding in fullest measure; and he used it constantly to overcome the false concepts which denied God's presence, goodness, and power.

Christian Science makes known—elucidates—the Science which supported the Master's understanding and demonstrations. It reveals the truth about God and His creation in language free from ambiguity, language which therefore can be readily understood by all unprejudiced thinkers. It declares that God is infinite Spirit or Mind; that He is omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient; that He governs His entire creation or universe, which is the expresion of Himself, absolutely and perfectly. Christian Science reveals these divine truths; and Christian Scientists are thoroughly convinced of them.

But the questions will come to all sincere students, How faithful are we to revealed truth in our thought? How faithful are we in resisting the suggestions of material sense—the carnal mind—which would set spiritual truth at naught? Referring to the Master on page 294 of "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany," Mrs. Eddy says: "If he were personally with us to-day, he would rebuke whatever accords not with a full faith and spiritual knowledge of God. He would mightily rebuke a single doubt of the ever-present power of divine Spirit to control all the conditions of man and the universe."

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February 29, 1936

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