"When thou art come into the land"

[Written Especially for Young People]

"WHEN thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations." Spiritually interpreted, the word "land" in this reference may be understood to mean, not a geographical location, but a divine state of consciousness. Thus, we may be said to have come into the land given us by God, divine Love, when we reach that state of consciousness which reflects God. Speaking absolutely, the real man, whom God creates and sustains, exists eternally as God's infinite idea, and dwells forever in perfect harmony. Existing in Mind, God, man cannot possibly express aught but the one Mind. Knowing nothing outside the spiritual universe of right ideas, God's thoughts, man is forever beyond the reach of any possibility of straying from the land, or area, of true spiritual consciousness. God's ideas cannot be erroneously influenced in any way, or made to appear what they are not.

Human thought, however, assimilates the truth only by degrees; and so great in human experience may seem mortal belief, that one needs to remember to hold fast to what one has gained spiritually, and not again "learn to do after the abominations of those nations."

Young Christian Scientists would do well to give prayerful and thoughtful consideration to the foregoing Scriptural passage. The "land" they are coming into is none other than Christian Science; for Christian Science is the revelation of Truth bringing to light spiritual ideas, "God's thoughts as they exist in the spiritual realm of the real," as Mrs. Eddy says on page 337 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." What, then, can be more needful for them than to know how to protect themselves and their growth Spiritward?

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September 11, 1937

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