In the light of Christian Science it becomes increasingly apparent that God's promises, as given in the Scriptures, must be believed implicitly, but that they can be confirmed only as the conditions accompanying them are fulfilled. The Scriptures specifically show that God's promises are not only for all time, but for all mankind, and the terms upon which they are to be fulfilled are explicitly set forth. The spirit of absolute faith in the infallibility of the promises themselves must be accompanied by a willing obedience to the moral law as laid down in the Ten Commandments. Then there follows naturally the necessary spiritual understanding of the Word of God as exemplified in the life and teachings of Christ Jesus. Finally, gratitude to God and love for all of His creatures must be felt.

Christian Science makes it apparent that there can be no divided loyalty in the worship of God, and we now understand that His universe, which alone is real, includes everything that is lovable, satisfying, permanent, and worth knowing. In fact, the so-called material sacrifices which we are called upon to make if we would realize God's promises, are so richly rewarded by the revelation of His spiritual gifts that in reality we have made no sacrifices at all.

July 26, 1952

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