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Alliance with Divine Principle
IN a characteristically arresting statement on page 17 of "Unity of Good," Mrs. Eddy sets forth the results of alliance with divine power. Her words, written as a scientific explanation of Emerson's injunction, "Hitch your wagon to a star," are, "I say, Be allied to the deific power, and all that is good will aid your journey, as the stars in their courses fought against Sisera. (Judges v. 20.)" Examination of this statement discloses our Leader's assurance of the practical possibility of forming here and now such an alliance, with the result of bringing to one's aid the all-power, the omnipotence, of infinite Mind; of God, who is infinite good. Even a brief contemplation of such a possibility will disclose the measureless benefit which is here set forth. Sisera may be regarded as the symbol, the personification of evil, an "enemy of the Lord": and as such he was destroyed. In spite of the utmost efforts of error, of the Siseras of mortal mind, to obstruct one's path, to harass and destroy, the victory will be on the side of him who recognizes and claims man's oneness with the Father, with God, the source of all being, of all reality.
This brings us to the situation which enabled Mrs. Eddy to make so vigorous a declaration. How could she be so assured of the beneficent results of alliance with God? Because she knew that man, the real man, is the son of God, His reflection and witness. And as such, man is forever allied with God, divine power; for man as reflection can never be apart from the source of his being. In other words, God and man are one, inseparable and coexistent now and forever.
In another statement Mrs. Eddy writes in general terms what this oneness, this alliance with God, means to man. On page 183 of "Miscellaneous Writings" we read, "Man is God's image and likeness; whatever is possible to God, is possible to man as God's reflection." The conclusion in this would be somewhat startling were it not accompanied with the preliminary words implying that because man is the likeness of God, these results ensue. As is true of all the declarations Mrs. Eddy makes, this one is demonstrable now. And as we profit by it, make practical application of the truth set forth, we gain a new sense of freedom, of power available to solve our problems, to meet our every need.
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Alliance with Divine Principle
ALBERT F. GILMORE
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MARGARET H. ANDERSON
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LELA MAY AULTMAN
Our Real Possessions
GEORGE C. EWING
"The vital part"
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ETHEL B. WISE
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From a letter dated 1896
MARY BAKER EDDY
The Irreversible Truth
George Shaw Cook
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Violet Ker Seymer
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Flora Smith Gilchrist
I wish to express gratitude for Christian Science
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