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THE DIVINE SOURCE
Christian Science turns one away from the traditional theological belief that man is a mortal, dependent upon himself for life and health, to the truth that man is spiritual emanation, dependent upon God, his source, for all things. Mary Baker Eddy makes this explanation in "Pulpit and Press" (p. 4): "Is not a man metaphysically and mathematically number one, a unit, and therefore whole number, governed and protected by his divine Principle, God? You have simply to preserve a scientific, positive sense of unity with your divine source, and daily demonstrate this."
Christ Jesus' knowledge that he had a divine source made it possible for him to manifest the perfection and power of that infinite source and to do so consistently. Some of Jesus' sayings which bear on this subject are found in the eighth chapter of John. For instance, he said: "I do nothing of myself. ... He that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him." He also declared, "I proceeded forth and came from God."
The inseparability of the son from the Father, the idea from Mind, was fully understood by the Master. He proved that he could never be severed from the fountain-head of life and all that life consists of. He never lacked wisdom, because he drew upon God for it. He had whatever he needed in all sufficiency—whether it was a coin to pay a tax, food to feed a multitude, a place to rest or pray, the law of Life to demonstrate—because he understood man's infinite source; and he drew upon it without any sense of restriction.
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WE CAN HEAL OURSELVES AND OTHERS
FRANKIE L. THOMAS
"THY WILL BE DONE"
ACTIVITY AND REWARD
GRACE ROSE WHITE
HOW THE USHER SERVES
DORIS A. LEWIS
Glanville le Sueur
MIRIAM BECKHOFF DAMSGAARD
WITHSTANDING THE PRESSURE TO CONFORM
LOUIS D. GARINGER
THE DIVINE SOURCE
Helen Wood Bauman
John J. Selover
with contributions from The Clinton Journal and Public
RADIO PROGRAM No. 192 - Overcoming Occupational Hazards
H. Gladys Swope
My heart overflows with humble...
Gertrude G. van Roden
Christian Science came into my...
Merwin Lee McKibbin
I am very grateful that the Discoverer...
Mabel M. Thorne
It is with a heart filled with gratitude...
Elizabeth Anne Andrew
I am very grateful for the opportunity...
Velma R. Reynolds
I was brought up in a Christian Science...
Barbara Chapman Lesh
From the time I was a small...
Elisabeth F. Norwood
I did not come to Christian Science...
Several years ago I was traveling...
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Mayte Richardson