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The Might of God's Spiritual Government

From the October 1968 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The mental atmosphere of a nation is determined by its government. When integrity and justice rule, the rights of the individual and of the country are protected, and freedom reigns. Despotic control is bondage. Hence the need that human governments should derive their pattern from divinity. One of humanity's greatest needs is an enlightened sense of God's government.

We have but to look upon the universe to realize that a power beyond the human governs it. What is it that holds the earth in its orbit, governs the seasons, controls the tides, brings forth the leaf, and blesses mankind? Is it not the omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence that we call God? And do not the movements of the universe prove that His law is supreme over all? Viewed in their true light, man and the universe are spiritual, and the law that governs them is divine. Human authority errs unless it derives its sanction from divine statutes.

Wherever God is, government is; wherever true government is, God is. This is true because God by His very nature is All-in-all. There is none beside Him. He is not corporeal, unpredictable, and finite. He is all the Mind there is, all the Life and Truth and wisdom. He is Spirit, unseen to physical sense, yet ever tangible and clear to spiritual sense. He is the Soul of all because in Him alone are all order, beauty, perfection, harmony, and immortality. And because of His changelessness and infallibility He is the divine Principle which, reflecting itself in man and the universe, embraces its idea in inseverable bonds of oneness. Only as we through prayer look deeply into reality can we gain the least concept of God's divine, ever-present government and of the love and harmony it includes. Human government errs because of human fallibility. God's government is unerring Science, supreme and eternal.

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