Silencing Self-will

There is a song that contains the words, "I want what I want when I want it." This hints strongly at inflexible self-will attempting to bulldoze its way to selfish pleasures and goals regardless of divine law or the rights of others. It is self-love carried to the nth degree, and Christian Science reveals it to be a serious roadblock on the way to health and harmony.

Mrs. Eddy states categorically: "Self-love is more opaque than a solid body. In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error, — self-will, self-justification, and self-love, — which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death." Science and Health, p. 242;

Christian Science reasons that if God is all-powerful, all-knowing divine Mind, as the Bible teaches, there can be but one real will. And all creation must obey this infinite will because what God creates dwells within Himself. In fact, Mind's self-assertion, or expression of its perfection, oneness, and allness, constitutes creation and the unchanging, irresistible laws that govern it. The book of Isaiah tells us, "The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand." Isa. 14:24;

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