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Human living involves many choices. And because mortals appear to embody both good and evil, their choices are not really clear-cut between total, final right and total, final wrong. In the collective arena, for example, it's no longer a question of whether the world will have atomic weapons. The question now is, How will we manage them? In individual experience, too, we face many issues of what is the better choice under human circumstances—such as the issues of where to live or what kind of work to do.
The working out of human decisions often involves factors that imply an ongoing chain of choice and sometimes concession. Still, the choices and concessions we make need not contradict the guidance we gain from divine Principle, God. If we let our lives be governed through scientific prayer, unchanging Principle will direct our steps. The healing work, the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Christ Jesus show beyond a doubt that evil is a false sense that can be eliminated progressively through choosing good and growing spiritually; that evil is actually unreal because God, good, is real; and that man in truth is wholly spiritual and indestructible.
There really isn't anything outside God's allness. Man's God-given perfection is the eternal fact of his being. But we must prove this step by step. And to reach the realization of absolute, spiritual good—the everlasting divine reality—we must give up belief in something apart from God and follow Christ, Truth. Wise choices must be made until Truth is so well understood and demonstrated that belief in evil is outgrown.
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The intelligence that governs man's faculties
DAVID C. KENNEDY
Is there a decision to be made?
HELEN GRANNIS SANBORN
Stilling the storms of mortal mind
ELVEY WILLIAM ALFRED BARTON
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
MARIAN C. ENGLISH
Are we teachable?
LAURA E. LOVETT MURPHY
"Let the redeemed of the Lord ... "
MARK DOUGLAS PATTERSON
VIRGINIA ATHERTON WATSON
CAROLYN B. SWAN
The textbook and a new life
WILLIAM E. MOODY
Don't forget your oil!
Evelyn M. S. Duckett
At a time of great unhappiness and disillusionment,...
BERNICE JOY JONES, PAUL JONES
One day while I was playing tag on the bars at school in California,...
BEN DUGGAN with contributions from JANE DUGGAN
Near the end of the summer, between my first and second year...
BILLIE LEE JACKSON with contributions from HOWARD G. JACKSON
Reading the testimonies at the end of issues of The Christian Science Journal...
DAVID WESLEY MILLER