"He uttered his voice, the earth melted," we read in the forty-sixth Psalm (verse 6). What is this power which dissolves materialism by its mere expression? "It is Spirit, the creator and maintainer of all that is good, real, and substantial," answers Christian Science. It is the same voice that said in the beginning (Gen. 1:3), "Let there be light: and there was light." When Spirit voices its own perpetual perfection, evil and matter necessarily disappear to human consciousness.

The utterance of Spirit is entirely divine. It is heard when the mortal senses are silent. In the quietude of spiritual understanding one communes with God, Spirit. God's voice is the only voice, and man and the universe are His willing and eternal audience. Man, God's spiritual reflection, hears God speak, for he is at one with Him. Man of necessity gives attention to God's ceaseless affirmation of spiritual goodness, health, perfection, and completeness. Where good is, there is no evil. Good accepted into human consciousness annihilates the opposite belief of evil, for right and wrong, light and darkness, cannot dwell together.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy points out (p. 15), "Lips must be mute and materialism silent, that man may have audience with Spirit, the divine Principle, Love, which destroys all error." God's utterances are not abstract, philosophical declarations. They are tangible, substantial, forceful realities. They are effortless, irresistible truth. God's complete, divine manifestation is the Christ, the perfect expression of His eternal, spiritual nature. Christ, the voice of God, is never silent. Without this voice there would be no existence, no being, for Christ manifests the power of Life, the light of Truth and Love.

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