Nothing concerns humankind more than what is called the future, both in the here and in the hereafter. Some religions base their rather gloomy creed on the belief of predestination, declaring that God has destined some to be saved, others to be damned. Such fatalism is all too prevalent in the thought of mankind generally.

"What is to be will be," they frequently say, and go on their way in uncertainty. Does not this imply an unjust, tyrannical power dealing out good luck to some and bad luck to others?

Christian Science saves from this haphazard way of thinking and living, both individually and universally. It proclaims an omnipotent, just God, who is Spirit, divine Mind, infinite good, and reveals His demonstrable laws. Through this knowledge men find themselves governed by unerring wisdom and impartial goodness, their future assured in harmony, order, abundance, and beauty. On page 37 of "No and Yes" Mary Baker Eddy writes, "What God knows, He also predestinates; and it must be fulfilled." Can any individual or nation stay His hand or annul His decree?

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March 29, 1947

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