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CORRECTING INDIVIDUAL THOUGHT
It is written in the book of Proverbs (3:5, 6): "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." In the continuous effort to improve their thinking, Christian Scientists pray diligently for a better understanding of God, Spirit, and of man's inseparable relationship to Him. According to Scripture and to Christian Science, man is God's image and likeness, His beloved child, including and expressing all divine qualities and attributes. Hence, to relate oneself to his Father-Mother God and to identify oneself with God's spiritual qualities is to become conscious, in a degree, of true selfhood and spiritual power.
We learn in Christian Science that God is perfect Mind, complete and all-inclusive, fundamental and absolute. Being All-in-all, Mind has no equal or opposite. In belief, however, there appears to be a mortal mind opposed to immortal Mind. This mortal, or carnal, mind is expressed through its so-called qualities in contradiction of the spiritual attributes of the divine Mind. It is necessary constantly to reject and to prove powerless the disquieting claims, fears, and superstitions of the carnal mind, not only for ourselves, our families, and our church, but for the world as well. Christian Science shows mankind how to do this by mentally replacing the false beliefs of material sense with the ever-present ideas of spiritual sense.
The appearances of evil, designated by Mary Baker Eddy as animal magnetism, are mental suggestions only, and the wide-awake Scientist is not influenced by what the false sense of consciousness appears to think or do. The Psalmist sang (Ps. 23:4), "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me." So, too, the right thinker of today is equally fearless in the face of adversity. He knows that the divine Mind alone is causative and that its effect is divine good, the manifestation of perfect Mind itself.
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J. BUROUGHS STOKES
THE VALUE OF THE WEDNESDAY TESTIMONY MEETINGS
"ALONG THE WAY"
WHAT WE ARE COMING TO!
Pearl Strachan Hurd
"THE SECRET THINGS"
EDWARD W. GOULD
WAITING ON GOD
MATILDA GABRIEL ROTHMAN
CORRECTING INDIVIDUAL THOUGHT
HAROLD M. TUKESBURY
Dorothy Nash Symon
MAN'S PERFECT EXISTENCE
Helen Wood Bauman
GOD'S INFINITE CONTROL
John J. Selover
RADIO PROGRAM No. 156 - Overcoming Chronic Absence from Work
Helen Louise Turner
I am most grateful to bear witness...
Nova Pearl Duncan
Christian Science found me in...
Violet Heintz Campau with contributions from Charles H. Heintz
I should like by means of this...
Since very early childhood Christian Science...
Alice S. Rein
Many years before I took up the...
Marjorie Beale Mart
It is with sincere gratitude that...
My first testimony, which appeared...
Gertrude Elizabeth Lyon Wood
My introduction to Christian Science...
Mildred F. Smith
It is with much gratitude for...
Dorothy Rathbun with contributions from Edward Vern Lockhart, Jr.
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Charles A. Wells, John Park Winkler