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The Necessity of Merit
"Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire."Matt. 7:19; In this simple statement Christ Jesus called upon each one to produce and to demonstrate the ability to produce as the expression of the one creative Principle, God. He reaffirmed the fact that progress comes as a result of a fitness for it, as a result of merit. It seems requisite that this theme be repeated today.
It must be understood that human society, if it is to survive and progress, must take its guidance from the theology set forth in the teachings of Jesus. These teachings are not influenced by changing fads of human society or changing economic systems. They reach deep into the fundamentals of true existence and explain the demands of divine Principle, which is Life itself. They lead one to the demonstration of the qualities of God, and there is no other way to reach harmony and fulfillment.
In the book of Revelation in the Bible there is a theme that is often repeated in substance, and it is first stated in these words: "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God."Rev. 2:7; The condition of experiencing the kingdom of God is the merit that earns such experience. How can one arrive at the consciousness of dominion without having demonstrated that dominion?
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How New Are You?
ARLINE WALKER EVANS
Computers and Concordances
EDGAR F. WRIGHT
APPOINTED TO SING
The Asking That Receives
The True Sense of Things That Heals
ELIZABETH S. MURRAY
Jean Elsie Sanders
College and Parents
EDWARD NEWMAN SAGE
It All Belongs to God
Alan A. Aylwin
The Necessity of Merit
William Milford Correll
with contributions from The Christian Science Board of Directors
I wish to express my gratitude for several healings that came to...
It has been many years since my first healing in Christian Science
Marie W. Ellsworth
To have attended a Christian Science Sunday School, to have...
Lucille S. Collins with contributions from Jeanne Kowalézuk
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 337 - Helping Students Meet Challenges at School
Robert McKinnon with contributions from Harvey Wood
Signs of the Times
Harold Blake Walker