Be Faithful!

There is need in these days that Christian Scientists hold firmly to the truth revealed to them by Christian Science. Surely it should not be necessary to remind ourselves of the blessings which Christian Science has brought into our lives—the healing of disease, the overcoming of sin, the victory over sorrow! There is not a single Christian Scientist who, if he will but allow himself to think of his experiences as a student of Christian Science, will not admit that its truths have helped him often far beyond his expectations.

But human beings are prone to forget, yes, even the precious love of God for them. It was that way, too, in the days of the early Christian church, for we find Paul in his first epistle to Timothy appealing to him to be heedful "unto the doctrine"—to be faithful. "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine," he wrote; "continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee." We find the author of the book of Hebrews also, for a similar purpose, appealing to the early Christians to be watchful lest they be entangled with false doctrines. "Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines," he entreats them.

The world is still largely ignorant of spiritual truth. Many still believe that the final revelation of God and His Christ has not yet come to men. We are beset by this lack of understanding, sorely beset at times. It behooves each one of us, therefore, to be alert to guard against its apparent influence. Think of the prevalence of the belief that matter and evil are real; that disease and sin are real; that death is real! But that belief is in flat contradiction to the clearly revealed truth that God is infinite Spirit, infinite Life, infinite good. Every Christian Scientist admits that truth; but that he does admit it does not do away with the necessity for his emphatically denying the false belief in order that he may not be deceived by it, thus becoming unfaithful.

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Science, not Sorcery
June 20, 1936

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