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Improved Government: Possible?

From the April 1974 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Too often people believe they are governed by persons rather than by God. Therefore they may find themselves in subjection to personal minds, wills, plans, and purposes. Then what of the promise to be found in the first chapter of Genesis, the promise of "dominion over ... all the earth"?Gen. 1:26;

If we would realize God's benevolent, omnipotent control and our dominion over the finite and imperfect, the mortal and material, we need to identify ourselves as the sons, and heirs, of God, for whom the promise has meaning.

In the textbook, Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy declares, "The realm of the real is Spirit."Science and Health, p. 277; Instead of falsely identifying ourselves with the earthly, the realm of fallible persons, we need to reason metaphysically and identify ourselves as the spiritual expressions of the one person, God. Instead of relating ourselves to personal government, we can see man related to divine government. To the degree that we claim spiritual citizenship in the faultless realm of Spirit, we will be effective citizens on the human scene. We need to waken to what it means in Christian Science to be citizens in the realm of Spirit, to be able to demonstrate allegiance to the government of divine Principle and to enjoy the constant safety and harmony of God's government.

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