Our spiritual defense—1

Tuning in and tuning out

It's no exaggeration to say the air today is filled with a diversity of voices clamoring for entrance into the individual's thinking. There's some comfort in knowing one is free to tune in or tune out whatever he chooses. But there's much greater comfort in understanding—through what Christian Science teaches of Mind, man, and mental action—how to maintain one's independence of thought by defending oneself against subtly harmful thoughts and destructive mental influences.

The basis of such defense is to be found in the fundamental truths of Science: that God is the only real Mind, omnipotent, all-embracing, good only; and that man, as God's image or idea, has a direct, immediate, and unbreakable relationship to this Mind, God, because he is Mind's reflection. The human understanding of these truths, fortified by a spiritually scientific grasp of God's laws (a grasp so clear and thorough that one faithfully lets these laws govern his thoughts), sustains the individual and holds him immune from mental inoculation or manipulation.

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BIBLE NOTES Pullout Section
June 29, 1981
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