"The Sons of God"

Originally published in the 1917 pamphlet titled “The Sons of God”

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE may appropriately be termed the Science of the brotherhood of man, for its Principle is Love, and its law the ascertained will of God. It must therefore at some time put an end to all war and strife; not through fear of the consequences of war,—that never stopped any war and never will, for when mad ambition and the lust for power and possession seize upon the minds of governments or peoples such scruples are flung to the winds,—but through the scientific understanding of the allness of the fatherhood of God and the consequent oneness of the brotherhood of man.

If it is possible for two great nations to carry on international and mercantile affairs for a hundred years in peace, good fellowship, and mutual esteem, it is possible for all nations to do likewise for all time. It is a safe prediction to say that England and America, through their example, and through the recognition of the prosperity and enlightenment that has come to them because of their patience and forbearance, when certain interests would seem to run counter, will demonstrate to the world at large that every time and throughout eternity right is might, for God, Love, is omnipotent.

For this purpose Christian Science exists,—"to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound." To learn just how to do this is surely the Science of all sciences, the Science by which Jesus performed his mighty works in confirmation, or demonstration, of his mighty words.

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