Divine Science

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21    What is it but another name for Christian Science,
         the cognomen of all true religion, the quintessence of
         Christianity, that heals disease and sin and destroys
         death! Part and parcel of Truth and Love, wherever
25    one ray of its effulgence looks in upon the heart, behold
         a better man, woman, or child.

         Science is the fiat of divine intelligence, which, hoary
         with eternity, touches time only to take away its frailty.
         That it rests on everlasting foundations, the sequence
30    proves.


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1      Have I discovered and founded at this period Chris-
         tian Science, that which reveals the truth of Love,—is
         the question.

         And how can you be certain of so momentous an
5      affirmative? By proving its effect on yourself to be—
         divine.

         What is the Principle and rule of Christian Science?

         Infinite query! Wonder in heaven and on earth,—
         who shall say? The immaculate Son of the Blessed
10    has spoken of them as the Golden Rule and its Principle,
         God who is Love. Listen, and he illustrates the rule:
         “Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the
         midst of them, and said,… Whosoever … shall
         humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest
15    in the kingdom of heaven.”

         Harmony is heaven. Science brings out harmony;
         but this harmony is not understood unless it produces a
         growing affection for all good, and consequent disaffec-
         tion for all evil, hypocrisy, evil-speaking, lust, envy, hate.
20    Where these exist, Christian Science has no sure foot-
         hold: they obscure its divine element, and thus seem
         to extinguish it. Even the life of Jesus was belittled
         and belied by personalities possessing these defacing de-
         formities. Only the devout Marys, and such as lived
25    according to his precepts, understood the concrete char-
         acter of him who taught—by the wayside, in humble
         homes, to itching ears and to dull disciples—the words
         of Life.

         The ineffable Life and light which he reflected through
30    divine Science is again reproduced in the character which
         sensualism, as heretofore, would hide or besmear. Sin
         of any sort tends to hide from an individual this grand


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1      verity in Science, that the appearing of good in an in-
         dividual involves the disappearing of evil. He who first
         brings to humanity some great good, must have gained
         its height beforehand, to be able to lift others toward
5      it. I first proved to myself, not by “words,”—these
         afford no proof,—but by demonstration of Christian
         Science, that its Principle is divine. All must go and do
         likewise.

         Faith illumined by works; the spiritual understanding
10    which cannot choose but to labor and love; hope hold-
         ing steadfastly to good in the midst of seething evil;
         charity that suffereth long and is kind, but cancels not
         sin until it be destroyed,—these afford the only rule I
         have found which demonstrates Christian Science.

15    And remember, a pure faith in humanity will subject
         one to deception; the uses of good, to abuses from evil;
         and calm strength will enrage evil. But the very heavens
         shall laugh at them, and move majestically to your defense
         when the armies of earth press hard upon you.

20    “Thou must be true thyself,
         If thou the truth wouldst teach;
         Thy soul must overflow, if thou
         Another’s soul wouldst reach;
         It needs the overflow of heart,
25    To give the lips full speech.”

         “Think truly, and thy thoughts
         Shall the world’s famine feed;
         Speak truly, and each word of thine
         Shall be a fruitful seed;
30    Live truly, and thy life shall be
         A great and noble creed.”




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