Christian Science and the Law of Nations

Progress is the law of man's being. In this time of world upheaval, the call has come to all Christian Scientists for more consecrated living and a higher understanding of the law of Life. Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, says in "Rudimental Divine Science" (pp. 2, 3): "Healing physical sickness is the smallest part of Christian Science. It is only the bugle-call to thought and action, in the higher range of infinite goodness. The emphatic purpose of Christian Science is the healing of sin; and this task, sometimes, may be harder than the cure of disease; because, while mortals love to sin, they do not love to be sick."

Sin is a denial of God. Where, then, must this healing take place? First, within the individual himself. Then he can advance to the point where he is able to heal sin in others. As with an individual, so it is with a nation. Just as there have been examples of men who have so clearly understood their unity with God, Life, that they have been able to defy the powers that would attempt their destruction, and have come off victorious, so has the same clarity of vision preserved the lives of nations.

At this very moment, certain nations, pagan in their concept of life, fired by the thirst for conquest, have descended upon the free nations of the earth, bent upon their destruction. One of them openly avows its purpose to annihilate Christianity. All of them plan to exterminate free civilization and enslave the men and women of democratic countries. Mrs. Eddy graphically describes the situation in these words in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 177): "The powers of evil are leagued together in secret conspiracy against the Lordand against His Christ, as expressed and operative in Christian Science."

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