Choosing Good

Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side.

Thus wrote James Russell Lowell one hundred years ago, at a time of national strife between good and evil. Again today the world stands at the crossroads, called upon to uphold the spiritual forces of righteousness, justice, humanity, and freedom, or to submit to regimentation of thought and conform to man-made rules and regulations in matters vital to humanity's welfare and happiness.

The Christian religion, preached and practiced by Christ Jesus in its pristine purity, has always stood for individual freedom of thought and action, and its adherents endeavor to obey the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount. Throughout the Scriptures we find that those who have discerned man's spiritual perfection, and refused to have other gods, have achieved happiness, success, and freedom from enslavement to false beliefs and human domination, and have earned a higher and purer sense of life than the belief in a material creation can provide. The Israelites gained their freedom from Egyptian slavery through the Godinspired wisdom and leadership of Moses, whom God had chosen for the task. "God's new Messiah" has come in this age to lead men and nations out of bondage to the false master of material sense into the land of spiritual thinking, or, as Mrs. Eddy says on pages 226 and 227 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," "into the land of Christian Science, where fetters fall and the rights of man are fully known and acknowledged."

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Teaching the Bible in the Sunday School
October 26, 1940

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