Overrule Heredity

Children have the God-given right to a happy, stable life experience. For a human parent to assume that his child will inherit certain mental or bodily weaknesses from his ancestors may be to severely limit him. Christian Science rejects material theories of heredity. It accepts the statement attributed to God in the book of Ezekiel: "What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?... Behold, all souls are mine." Ezek. 18:2, 4;

Christian Science teaches that, human belief and education to the contrary, material laws of heredity do not govern man. In the spiritual reality of being each of us originates not in two people who have an assortment of defects and deficiencies that can be passed on to helpless offspring, but in God, the divine Father-Mother, who is infinite, perfect Mind and manifests Himself in faultless creation. As Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health: "In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry." Science and Health, p. 63;

God Is the Employer
August 31, 1974

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