1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
62:11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
3:5 … the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee;
7 And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
9:14 There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:
15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city;
16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength:
18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war:
8:22 ¶ … the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son also: for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian.
23 And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the Lord shall rule over you.
9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.
19:1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;
2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
22:15 ¶ Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.
5: 12 ¶ And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people;
15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
17 ¶ Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,
28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name?
29 ¶ Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;
35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men.
38 … let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:
39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it;
3:17 … where the Spirit of the Lord is , there is liberty.
SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
BY MARY BAKER EDDY
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. — John viii. 32
Like our nation, Christian Science has its Declaration of Independence. God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government, reason, and conscience. Man is properly self‐governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love.
All is under the control of the one Mind, even God.
SH 149:26-27 God (to 4th ,)
God, divine Mind, governs all, not partially but supremely, …
Truth not error, Love not hate, Spirit not matter, governs man.
The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind.
The history of our country, like all history, illustrates the might of Mind, and shows human power to be proportionate to its embodiment of right thinking.
The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe, inclusive of man.
Mind’s control over the universe, including man, is no longer an open question, but is demonstrable Science.
Few deny the hypothesis that intelligence, apart from man and matter, governs the universe; and it is generally admitted that this intelligence is the eternal Mind or divine Principle, Love.
Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God’s government.
Reflecting God’s government, man is self-governed.
Jesus urged the commandment, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me,” which may be rendered: Thou shalt have no belief of Life as mortal; thou shalt not know evil, for there is one Life, — even God, good. He rendered “unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”
S&H 316:12 (only), 20
Jesus represented Christ, the true idea of God.
Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit creates, constitutes, and governs. Christ illustrates that blending with God, his divine Principle, which gives man dominion over all the earth.
God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence.
Whatever enslaves man is opposed to the divine government. Truth makes man free.
S&H 224:28 (only)
Truth brings the elements of liberty.
The eastern empires and nations owe their false government to the misconceptions of Deity there prevalent. Tyranny, intolerance, and bloodshed, wherever found, arise from the belief that the infinite is formed after the pattern of mortal personality, passion, and impulse.
The wicked man is not the ruler of his upright neighbor. Let it be understood that success in error is defeat in Truth.
The human mind has no power to kill or to cure, and it has no control over God’s man.
S&H 228:11 (only), 13-15
The enslavement of man is not legitimate.
Mortals will some day assert their freedom in the name of Almighty God.
When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible.
S&H 96:11 (only)
“The darkest hour precedes the dawn.”
Love is the liberator.
S&H 227:18-19, 24–26
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
Citizens of the world, accept the “glorious liberty of the children of God,” and be free! This is your divine right.
There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God.
S&H 227:16 (only)
God made man free.
Let us learn of the real and eternal, and prepare for the reign of Spirit, the kingdom of heaven, — the reign and rule of universal harmony, which cannot be lost nor remain forever unseen.
Though empires fall, “the Lord shall reign forever.”
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By Helen Wood Bauman
Christian Science Sentinel
April 3, 1965
“Christian Science reveals the truth that makes free, the truth that God is the Mind of man and that divine Mind’s opposite, the carnal mind, which would bind human beings with personal beliefs and inflexible opinions, has no power of itself to control anyone. We are masters of our own thinking.
“The true Christian Scientist does not attempt to force spiritual truths upon others but presents what he knows of Science persuasively and intelligently. He knows that his example of right living is more powerful than words can ever be. Meekly he realizes that Mind controls real thought now and forever and that this truth is the scientific basis of true liberty.
“The world seems to be flooded with individuals and groups who seek to force, and unfortunately seem to succeed in forcing, their own conclusions upon other people. Any disagreement with their ideology is considered traitorous. They are at home in a state of willful mental pressure and have no respect for the rights of conscience, which belong to all men. It is right to influence others to think for themselves, but always wrong to coerce them into human conclusions at any point.