"Be ye transformed"

In Romans (12:2) Paul writes, "Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Mankind is confronted at this time with persistent arguments of depression, scarcity, inflation, unemployment, lack of workers, too much business, or not enough business; but to yield to any of these arguments is to be "conformed to this world" and to give power and reality to evil.

It is true that Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 252), "A knowledge of error and of its operations must precede that understanding of Truth which destroys error, until the entire mortal, material error finally disappears, and the eternal verity, man created by and of Spirit, is understood and recognized as the true likeness of his Maker." By this Mrs. Eddy certainly did not mean that one should gain a knowledge of error as a reality, but as an illusion, and this understanding robs error of its seeming power to accomplish anything. He who accepts the argument of lack of money, lack of business, or lack of employment is conforming his thinking and therefore his business and his income to this world and suffering the consequences. Thus, what he needs, is to transform his thinking, renew his mind, and see what is that "good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God," who is ready and waiting to supply him with right ideas, inspire his every action, and reveal to him his rightful place.

Comfort—God's Promise
August 17, 1946

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