"God's unerring direction"

Christian Science teaches that man is not subject to change or accident, or to anything other than the perfect law of Mind. Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 424): "Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God's unerring direction and thus bring out harmony. Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection."

God, Mind, is changeless, undeviating, incapable of making a mistake, and is the source of all intelligence. Since Mind is always and everywhere present, there is no place in which we may not invoke the help of divine intelligence. Mind is synonymous with Life and Love—infinite, unvarying good. Christian Science teaches, also, what the Bible declares—that man is God's child. This perfect and indestructible image and likeness of God possesses by reflection the intelligence emanating from Mind. Man is therefore always under "God's unerring direction," subject to His loving care, unwavering guidance, and unfailing protection.

Christian Scientists throughout the world are continually demonstrating this divine protection. A young man, starting on a motor trip, found himself in a state of uneasiness from no apparent cause. At a stop along the way he had an opportunity to be alone. He began to read from his vest pocket edition of Science and Health, in order to remove his feeling of uneasiness. On opening the book, the first words which met his eyes were, "Accidents are unknown to God." The thought of disturbance gave place to one of peace and assurance. Later on, during the trip, he and his party were twice preserved from what seemed to be impending accidents—to him undeniable proof of protection.

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September 9, 1939

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