Good is as indestructible as God Himself

Good Shall Survive, Regardless!

A genuine love of good needs to include an absolute faith in the survival of that good.

In our nations and in our own lives sometimes the result of the battle between good and evil seems to hang in the balance, and it appears that our own efforts must be depended on to save the values we cherish. When such seems to be the case, we need to gain a clearer understanding of the nature of genuine good, especially its origin. Then we will free ourselves from false responsibility for its survival.

Love and goodness in their purest sense are spiritual qualities originating in God. Christ Jesus, though good was the very substance of his being, disclaimed any ability to originate it. He said, "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God." Matt. 19:17; As qualities emanating from God, love and goodness are actually divine, permeating all being. They are not fragile, humanly created qualities. Goodness and love, coming from God, must be universal and indestructible; they must be dynamic and unconquerable forces. In fact, it becomes clear in Christian Science that God is not only the source of these qualities, He is Love itself, and He is good itself. Where good is, God is. Where God is, Love is.

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