One Power

"There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God." So writes Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, on page 228 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

The human family believes in matter as having power, and in evil as having power to overcome good. Yet the Scriptures unequivocally declare, "Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all." Which are we going to accept? On which foundation are we going to build—the shifting sands of fallible human ways and means, or the infallible ways and means of God's law and government, the law which says, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me"?

Jesus of Nazareth knew God's law—knew its potency, its presence, its availability. He built his church upon the rock, Truth, upon the spiritual recognition of the healing Christ, the supremacy of Spirit. Our church is built upon this foundation. And the so-called evil forces of the world—paganism, atheism, mesmerism—are claiming to assault the very foundations of that church. We need to be alert to this covertly active menace, though undismayed, remembering Jesus' emphatic declaration that the gates of hell should not prevail against the church which is built upon the rock, Truth. Wherein lay Jesus' fearless confidence? In his understanding and awareness of the fact that in reality there is no evil. Knowing God, good, to be the only creator, he based his every thought, word, and act upon the simple yet incontestable logic that since God, good, made all, and since God, good, did not and could not make evil, evil never was made; hence its nonexistence, its unreality.

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Glorifying God
June 20, 1942

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