My work is in Mind – it comes from God – it cannot be intercepted nor diverted into other paths, being governed by divine Principle. It is progressive, prosperous, satisfactory, joyous, continuous. It reaches from pole to pole, from ocean to ocean, perfect, infinite, going on all the time, for the glory of God. Perfect idea is already located, with absolute satisfaction in Mind. In this perfect place in Mind, I am able to support myself, have all the recreation and companionship needed. In the perfect place of Mind is complete satisfaction. I live in the affluence of Spirit and am one with the inexhaustible, unobstructed, omnipresent source of income, and infinite as is the source, so infinite is the supply. It is the Spirit that profiteth. I am the ceaseless intake of God’s eternal giving.
You, false claim of malicious mind, whatever or wherever you are, you cannot mesmerize me, or hypnotize me to think I haven’t understanding to meet any claim that comes to me. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.80-81)
What is the metaphysicians source of calmness? 366:22
We learn the nature of evil by what it claims of truth. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Fragments Gathered From Unpublished Items Ascribed to Mary Baker Eddy, p.80)
ARGUMENT – Sensuality has no power over you, for you are not conscious of the lusts of the flesh, but you are the pure conception of divine Truth and Love and co-eternal with your Father-Mother God. Your every thought and action are love, goodness, tenderness, gentleness, beauty, holiness, joy and peace; that peace which passeth all human understanding. In God we live, move, and have being; therefore we are in Life, health, strength, and forever. To be conscious of this is to be in the presence of God – with the Father who is Life, Truth, and Love. Amen. We are the children of the King; why should we mourn? Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.80)
Why can we be strong and fear not? Isa 35:3-6
No real thing separates us from the love of Christ – only ignorance and belief. Jesus did what he saw was best for his own spiritual welfare, no matter if the multitude did throng him. He left them and went up into the mountain to refresh himself. He did not look around and say, ‘Just see how many need help – no mount for me today or tonight’. He left them and went and returned refreshed, and helped them more. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Essays and Bible Lessons, p.76)
THE PERSONALITY OF GOD
Truth is not an abstract quality but an entity; not an attribute but an entity. What the Latin church expressed by the word personal the Greek church expressed by the word hypostasis. Most of our best commentaries agree in this, that it was not absolutely certain what the exact theological meaning of the word person was at the time it was first employed.
The Greek word hypostasis means a basis or substance, and is intended to express the idea that God and the word are not mere attributes, but the subject of attributes.
While the Scriptures declare the divine Trinity, they also declare the divine unity, Life, Truth, and Love; they can neither be confounded nor divided. Distinct as essentials, they necessarily form but one whole; thus understood the subject forms no conflicting elements of thought.
Love and Truth are not mere qualities of the divine substance. They are the divine substance itself. The thought or idea is in the mind and yet it is expressed. The mind gives birth to the design it holds in mind, some work of art, a vast edifice; here the idea is the offspring of the mind, the child of the affections. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Essays On Christian Science, p.24)
ARGUMENT – Belief is not reflection. You are not weak or easily led astray. You cannot desire to rule or lead others. You are not rebellious or obstinate. You have no human will. God’s will is all and you are its reflection. Therefore you will only do right, for you reflect and inherit divine wisdom and understanding. You are spiritual and Spirit knows all things. Mary Baker Eddy
(Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.80)