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Progress always comes when people turn from some ingrained, unfounded, religious belief and advance toward a spiritual truth. The truth of all things has existed forever, but mortals have been blind to its presence, lost in a wilderness of ignorant notions that have controlled men even for ages. Christian Science reveals the truths of God and of man, His spiritual image, and its departures from certain popular theological beliefs are as startling as were some of the departures of ancient leaders of religion from the concepts of their ancestors.
Abraham made a sharp departure from primitive beliefs about worship when he left the idols of his forefathers and began to acknowledge invisible Spirit as the true God, the living God, who reveals His presence in the power of goodness. But perhaps this departure was not more radical than was that of Christian Science when Mary Baker Eddy received the revelation of God as one infinite, all-inclusive Mind. Such departures have brought transformation of human thought, progressive unfoldment of the truth, and unnumbered blessings.
There has always been a common recognition of mind, but the revelation of God as the only Mind of man was an advancing concept that would not be denied. How radical are we in our acceptance of this concept of God? Do we still harbor a degree of belief in the existence of evil or of stupid or fearful minds? Or do we reject the outgrown conception of a mortal, or carnal, mind and develop the possibilities of perfection that come with the truth of one Mind? Do we stick to our affirmations of the one Mind until we find ourselves and our environment controlled by this Mind? The departure from the belief of many minds should be sharp if we are to benefit from the magnificent development of the truth of Mind's oneness and allness.
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Learn to Pray
Meeting Aggressive Evil
HELEN S. ANDERSON
RAYMOND JACKSON ALLEN
What Are We Expecting?
New Bottles for New Wine
ROGER L. WEINHEIMER
Russell Loved His Enemy
ARTHUR HAMPTON CRAWFORD
Youth and immortality
RICHARD B. FRANTZREB
THOUGHTS ON LOVE
Arliss B. Harmon
Helen Wood Bauman
Now Is the Time to Show Our Love
Alan A. Aylwin
I have been a student of Christian Science for many years and...
In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy writes (Pref., p. vii), "To those...
Helen Virginia Bardin
Although I attended a Christian Science Sunday School from an...
Susan Rae Nelson
Many years ago my first testimony appeared in the Sentinel
Mabel Mary Robberson
Every year for many years it has been our pleasure to vacation at...
Beryl F. Peters with contributions from W. Lester Peters
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 323 - Where Does Good Government Start?
Richard Lombardi with contributions from Jerome K. Franke
Signs of the Times