Thy kingdom come.
Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.
Question: Are there other “kingdoms” besides God’s kingdom?
Answer: There certainly seems to be other powers that would control man and the universe. This is one reason we need to pray daily that God’s kingdom is come: to help us prove there is no other presence or power than God, good. We must be firm in knowing there is one kingdom.
Here are some ideas to reason with:
“God, good, being ever present, it follows in divine logic that evil, the suppositional opposite of good, is never present.” (S&H 72:21-23)
“If He is All, He can have no consciousness of anything unlike Himself; because, if He is omnipresent, there can be nothing outside of Himself.” (Un. 3:24)
“Human hate has no legitimate mandate and no kingdom. Love is enthroned.” (S&H 454:9-10)
“. . . there is no sin, for God’s kingdom is everywhere and supreme, and it follows that the human kingdom is nowhere, and must be unreal. Jesus taught and demonstrated the infinite as one, and not
as two.” (No 35:26-1)
“Matter, or evil, is the absence of Spirit or good. Their nothingness is thus proven; for God is good, ever-present, and All.” (No 17:4)
Do you see that by understanding the idea that there is only one kingdom, or power — God’s kingdom — we can reduce evil beliefs to nothingness, causing them to disappear from our thinking and sight!
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
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