Since Christian Science is monotheistic, it follows that we acknowledge but one God, one Mind, or divine intelligence. As we become aware even in a degree of the allness of Mind, God, inspiration becomes a daily companion. In the twenty-ninth chapter of Deuteronomy we read (verse 29): "The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law." May we not think of "the secret things" as the divine truths, which belong to God and which reveal man's eternal relation to Him? That portion of the quotation which reads, "those things which are revealed belong unto us," points to our need of demonstrating what we understand—proving that a spiritualized consciousness experiences freedom from any and all claims of discord because it expresses harmony, health, and prosperity. Thus demonstrated literally, Truth becomes our Saviour, or the Christ in action.

In the Old Testament we read of many individuals whose life was close to God and to whom "the secret things" were revealed through inspiration. These secret things, manifesting the Christ, have so enriched the religious experience of people through the ages as to make illogical a denial of Jesus' declaration of the eternality of the Christ. For Jesus said (John 8:58), "Before Abraham was, I am."

Through inspiration Moses gave us rules of conduct known as the Ten Commandments. Jesus' inspiration advanced a people's worship from faith to understanding. He taught one God only, and man as the son of God. He fulfilled the Scripture by demonstrating the utility of Christianity, by bringing every phase of human experience under divine control.

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