God is unerring Mind, changeless, perfect, and eternal. This Mind includes the realm of divine law, order, justice, and love. This Mind is the Mind of man, God's idea, who has no source of intelligence other than Mind. These metaphysical statements, however, remain a theory to us until they are proved, and the confirmation of their truth is found in demonstration. Thus as one who has become accustomed to accepting life as a series of interrupted events, under the influence of chance and change, draws nearer to the understanding of the one perfect Mind and recognizes his true spiritual identity as God's reflection, he gives up this false view of life.

The Apostle James described the changeless nature of God when he wrote (1:17), "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." Who would not wish to live in the conviction that good is changeless and that he can never be deprived of it? Christian Science teaches that God is good, and good is always good; it never changes to evil.

The basic truth that God is Mind and that God, or good, is ever present can be proved in the experience of everyone who adopts this truth as his way of life and puts it to the test in his daily living. Such a one goes into his day's work with the conviction that nothing can separate him from the ever-presence of God, good. He is conscious of the law and order which is the reign of Spirit, and he realizes that God's law governs every function of his body and every detail of his affairs He does not entertain the belief that conditions can change from good to bad because some influence seems to be at work over which he has no control. On the contrary, he takes possession of the situation by his understanding of Truth's unerring government of man and the universe.

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