In Revelation we read (3:21), "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." Thus the spiritually inspired St. John climaxes the series of blessings which are given to him who overcometh the flesh and its beliefs of life, sensation, power, and intelligence in matter. Throughout the second and third chapters he records these manifold blessings in pointed and vivid phraseology, all of which are prefaced by the words, "To him that overcometh," followed by the reward which comes as a result of victory. John saw that as each phase of mortal mind is overcome, one gains a clearer insight and recognition of his real identity as an idea of God. The Revelator knew that this unfoldment and the resultant increase in spiritual understanding enable men to prove and demonstrate complete dominion and so gain freedom from sin, disease, and death.

When Mary Baker Eddy discovered Christian Science, she gave to all a religion based on perfect God and perfect man. This religion shows the way to overcome the flesh and to achieve right now the blessings recorded by St. John. Man, instead of being a mortal sinner, is shown to be the perfect idea of God. He accordingly is not doomed to sin and suffering, but enjoys freedom, health, and harmony. Further, he is never led by his Father–Mother God into temptation and sin. Consequently man can, and does, express complete dominion.

October 8, 1955

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