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The student of Christian Science understands that his true home is harmonious Spirit. From this basis he learns to replace erroneous, incomplete thoughts about a material home with the correct concepts of his true, spiritual home, which is forever harmonious and perfect. One might define harmony as completeness and perfection, resulting from diversity in unity. An ideal home then is one in which the members, with their individual and diversified tastes, hopes, and loves, work together in unity.
In a completely unified home the members accord each other the privilege of deciding how best to please God. Through a careful consideration of the words free, observe, and please, the writer completely reversed her belief of apathy, bondage, and boredom concerning home with the understanding that she was in reality an active child of God, expressing Godlike qualities. She now gratefully sings with the Psalmist (Ps. 101:2), "I will walk within my house with a perfect heart."
Christian Science teaches that God is All-in-all, the only creator, the only power. God, the creator of all, created only good, including man and the universe. In His creation He made no provision for enslavement or domination of any kind. God's man does not have the capacity to submit to any power opposed to God or to wield a power unknown to God, since God is all-power. Man, God's likeness, is neither bound nor restricted; he is exempt from arbitrarily controlling anyone. Every child, parent, wife, husband, employee, or employer has the right to think whatever thoughts he chooses. He can refuse to enslave his own thinking or to dominate the thinking of others. Dominion is the heritage of man and can be claimed now through a conscientious study of the truths of God and man proclaimed in Christian Science.
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"UNDERSTAND THE READING"
THE DIVINE MESSAGE
HOWARD S. MONKS
MARY G. NEALON
THE BASIS OF UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD
TRUE SOCIAL VALUES
MABEL REED HYZER
E. Lyndon Fairweather
MODERN SCIENCE AND RELIGION
Richard J. Davis
THE ADJUSTMENT OF RELATIONSHIPS
Robert Ellis Key
FROM ANNUAL REPORTS OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE COMMITTEES ON PUBLICATION
with contributions from John J. Selover, Charles L. Reilly, Bryan G. Pope
Christian Science came to my...
T. Bruce Barnes
I should like to add my testimony...
It is with a deep sense of humility...
It is now more than eight years...
Hilda Jessie McKerihan
Having enjoyed the blessed benefits...
Laura Dumont Phillips
I feel intense gratitude to God...
In gratitude for the protection...
M. Elizabeth Sanders
"Beloved, now are we the sons of...
Louise M. Rawson
In gratitude to God, our Father-Mother,...
Ollie N. Taylor with contributions from Mary Ruth Boulton, Jodie Irl Taylor
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Stuart W. McWilliam, Roy L. Smith, Joseph H. Pritchard, Albert P. Stauderman, Harry B. Taylor, Herbert K. Bonham