The Oneness of Good

In "Miscellaneous Writings" Mary Baker Eddy has written (p. 206): "The real Christian Scientist is constantly accentuating harmony in word and deed, mentally and orally, perpetually repeating this diapason of heaven: 'Good is my God, and my God is good. Love is my God, and my God is Love.'"

Since there is but one infinite God, there is but one good. The Master affirmed this fact when, to the rich young ruler who addressed him as "Good Master," he replied, "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God." But someone may ask, "Did not Jesus, above all others, deserve to be called good?" Yes, indeed, but he himself already recognized that God is the source of all being, and hence of all goodness; and it was because of this recognition that he was able to manifest so much of the divine nature and power that all who came to him for help were healed and regenerated. His immediate disciples and followers, who discerned this same truth, were able to perform similar works of healing. But with the gradual popularizing of Christianity, the purity of his teaching was lost sight of, and, consequently, the power to heal.

However, good could never be lost, for it is eternal. Therefore, although, owing to a lack of spiritual discernment of good, the period that followed the early church came to be known as the Dark Ages, yet throughout that time there were those who earnestly sought the light of Truth, and who received it in some measure. These were able to share what they perceived, and so, with each fresh revelation, a clearer light was seen, and more and more of the divine nature was discerned, until in the nineteenth century a woman was found who was pure enough to receive the full revelation, and consecrated enough to give her discovery to the world.

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Impersonalizing Evil
March 23, 1940

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