Dominion over Claims of Astrology

It is a general belief among people, especially in the Orient, where the author resides, that an omnipotent God is a law of destruction as well as preservation to His own creation, including man. This belief must logically be based on the assumption that the nature of God is dualistic, a blend of good and evil qualities, and that his manifestation, or creation, is both spiritual and material.

One who is progressively attaining an understanding of Christian Science spontaneously resists this dualism and dissociates himself from the ungodliness of the carnal mind's misconceptions regarding God and man. If sickness, sin, death, or any other form of evil were part of the divine plan for man, the prophets, Christ Jesus, and the apostle would not have dared to annul what had been divinely ordained. They could not and would not have gone against the divine order in their reformatory and healing mission or have destroyed the beliefs in matter and evil if these had been divinely authorized. But the very fact that they did so proves that evil is not God's will at all. Jesus plainly declared, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." Matt. 5:17;

We learn in Christian Science that God is ever-present, omnipotent, changeless Love—unlimited good. Unconscious of discord, He is incapable of producing it. Because He is infinite and all-powerful, God's plan and purpose for His creation, including man, can only be infinitely good and consist of changeless health, harmony, holiness, completeness, and immortality. And His creation must be spiritual, not material.

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Counteracting a Public Nuisance
October 5, 1968

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