“Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” – Q&A #16

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.

Question: How does Christian Science “enable us to know” that “God is omnipotent, supreme”?

Answer: Christian Science dismisses error, or mortal mind’s false beliefs. It demands understanding, instead of mere belief about God, as well as proof of God’s power, rather than
just talk, or theory. That is what makes it “Science.”

“Christian Science is not a remedy of faith alone, but combines faith with understanding, through which we may touch the hem of His garment; and know that omnipotence has all power. ‘I am the
Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me.’” (Mis. 97:15)

“Follow the directions of God as simplified in Christian Science, and though it be through deserts He will direct you into the paths of peace.” (My. 361:1)

Putting Christian Science into daily practice, and sticking with it, is not always easy, but Christian Science is man’s best hope for bringing to light God’s power and supremacy on earth, as it is in heaven.

“When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man’s spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God’s creation, — all the glories of earth and heaven and man.”  (S&H 264:28)

“Loyal Christian Scientists, be of good cheer: the night is far spent, the day dawns; God’s universal kingdom will appear, Love will reign in every heart, and His will be done on earth as in heaven.”
(Mis. 213:27)

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005)

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Thy Will #16

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