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FREEDOM FROM CHAINS
"It is error to suffer for aught but your sins." Mary Baker Eddy writes this very challenging sentence on page 391 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."
Many people appear to be suffering for something someone else has done or is doing, something for which they are not responsible. Perhaps in the business office, in the home, or in the church, someone is making another unhappy. Sometimes lack and limitation seem to be the results of another's misdeeds. Childhood environment or the experience of one of a former generation is recounted as a cause of sorrow and suffering. But if the sufferer is not at fault, this sequence need not continue.
In the twelfth chapter of Acts an inspiring incident is related which proves that one who is innocent need not continue in unmerited bondage. The Bible tells us that Peter was in prison. An angel appeared and bade him arise. We read (verse 7), "His chains fell off from his hands." It is important to note that they fell off. Peter did not need to remove them. He had not placed them there.
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FREEDOM FROM CHAINS
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