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Probably nothing is more evident in the universe than action. Stars and planets circle in their orbits with ceaseless precision; the earth teems with the activity of life and growth; men move quickly from one project to another. One who acknowledges the Supreme Being is likely to acknowledge also that all action proceeds from that one source. But Christian Science shows that action, to express Deity, must be good; it must be intelligent, harmonious, and constructive, never nonintelligent, discordant, or destructive. Evil action must then be relegated to a self-constituted suppositional sense outside the jurisdiction of God. And evil action, as the Galilean Prophet proved, is destroyed by the presence of Christ, God's perfect idea.
Christian Science, the Science of Christ, makes a clear distinction between right and wrong action, classifying the former as real and the latter as unreal. To be sinless and healthy, intelligent and useful, one must make this distinction and exemplify only right action. Right activity is always demonstrable as the expression of divine Mind's omniaction. Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 419): "Mind produces all action. If the action proceeds from Truth, from immortal Mind, there is harmony; but mortal mind is liable to any phase of belief."
True activity is inseparable from its source; all moral, constructive, and intelligent living reflects the one Mind from which it proceeds. As the student of Christian Science grows in the understanding that man is Mind's reflection, God's image, he turns naturally to Mind to prove this fact. He refuses to believe that he is a mortal, subject to the destructive action of error or that he can act destructively in any way. And he prayerfully clings to the fact that his real, immortal selfhood reflects the perfect action of divine good.
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WHAT IS YOUR THOUGHT OF GOD?
FLORENCE G. SCHELL
GOD'S CREATION IS COMPLETE
JOHN D. MINTO
Mary H. Oliver
HOW TO BECOME A LAW TO ONESELF
ANNA LEWIS DAVIS
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP AND INDIVIDUAL SALVATION
RAYMOND MANSBRIDGE BROCK
BEHOLDING THE CHRIST
GEORGIA LA FOLLETTE SCHAD
"THE LORD...MY REFUGE"
Gwen M. Castle
Helen Wood Bauman
SLAVERY OR FREEDOM?
We read (Ps. 103:1), "Bless the...
Asa S. Merrell
I have learned that when we apply...
I wish to add to the many printed...
When Christian Science found...
As a very small boy I was enrolled...
Lloyd C. Noble
Of all the healings I have had...
Jeanette C. Rice
I am humbly grateful to God...
Violet Malone Watson
A testimony from me is long...
One Saturday morning I drove...
Grace Constance Binmore
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