SONS OF GOD NOW

"Beloved, now are we the sons of God." Do we really accept without mental reservation this glorious declaration of the beloved disciple as found in I John 3:2, which is read every Sunday in all Christian Science churches?

What does it mean to be the son of God now? It means to have the absolute conviction that God is All and that nothing exists outside of His allness; that He is Life; that He is Mind; and that therefore we can have no Life, or consciousness, apart from God. It means the recognition of ourselves not as mortal personalities having minds and wills of our own, good or evil, but as ideas of God, divine Mind, expressing only His will. It means to know God not only as our Father, but as our Mother, nourishing and sustaining us individually, and to understand that actually we have no individuality apart from Him. In response to the question, "Do you believe in God?" Mary Baker Eddy says (Unity of Good, p. 48): "I believe more in Him than do most Christians, for I have no faith in any other thing or being. He sustains my individuality. Nay, more—He is my individuality and my Life."

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