A Declaration of Independence

In the year 1776, the political leaders of the American Colonies drafted an instrument declaring the independence of the Colonies from England. Early in this document they set forth the following premise: "...that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."

Today, through Christian Science, every individual can make his personal declaration of independence from evil. This Science is providing life, liberty, freedom, and spiritual progress, which spell out durable happiness resting on the firm foundation of divine law, not subject to the fluctuations of human thinking.

The freedom Christian Science gives us is not the freedom of selfish indulgence but freedom from sin, ill health, and bodily and mental misery, as well as freedom from poverty and limitation. This Science of the Christ furnishes proof through demonstration that God, the First Cause and only creator of the universe, is good and that His law, understood, enables us to have dominion over matter and its evils. Through such proofs we come to understand increasingly the insubstantiality of matter. It is a subjective state of the mortal, or carnal, mind, the supposition of a mind apart from God. It has no entity, intelligence, or power to hold us in bondage.

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Everyone Is Talented
July 3, 1971

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