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Men are awakening, however slowly, to the fact that there is but one real government, the government of God. Improved systems of human government and broader unification of peoples evidence this awakening. Laws designed to protect the lives and rights of individual citizens give assurance that many nations are drawing nearer the universal control of divine law. Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered the law of God and named it Christian Science, says in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 278), "To coincide with God's government is the proper incentive to the action of all nations."
Christian Science does not seek to abolish human governments but to improve them. It reveals the real spiritual universe, the kingdom of heaven, where divine Mind is seen to be one and infinite and forever in control of all that really exists. This kingdom may seem visionary to those who believe the confused material sense of life to be real, but it is not so to those who discern Spirit's allness and place themselves under God's government by obeying His laws.
Spiritually-minded men have perceived God's government in past ages and have individually conformed their lives to the truth of being. They have been just and merciful, have loved righteousness and expressed it; and they have been blessed and protected by their instinctive submission to Deity. This was true of Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Daniel, and others who let themselves be controlled by the silent influence of Spirit.
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THE PLACE PREPARED BY ANGELS
ADA REYNOLDS JANDRON
A NEW CRUSADE OF FREEDOM
ALICE MARIE STEWART
APPLYING CHRISTIAN SCIENCE TO SCHOOLWORK
JACK L. EYERLY
Lois Allen Beck
LAW AND DISCIPLESHIP
Robert Ellis Key
Helen Wood Bauman
In the spring of 1916 I was suffering...
In the sincere hope that my experience...
Arthur R. Hasnip
I am most humbly grateful for...
Carol Clark Hooven
How great is the goodness of the...
Eugenio Kath with contributions from Edith Kath
Before telling of my healings in...
Wallace E. Howard with contributions from Ethel M. Howard
Christian Science came into my...
Agatha L. Wilks
The purpose of this testimony is...
Beulah K. Schultz
My first knowledge of Christian Science...
Cleo Helena Avera with contributions from Florence K. Capshaw
Periodicals Fruitage Meeting
with contributions from Paul R. Carmack, The Christian Science Board of Directors, Board of Trustees The Christian Science Publishing Society, Paul R. Carmack, Charles W. E. Morris, Viola S. May, H. Phelps Gates, Jessie Ash Arndt, Helen Wood Bauman, W. Stuart Booth
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE