“To hold yourself superior to sin, because God made you superior to it, and governs man, is true wisdom.” (Science and Health, page 231)
The mistaken beliefs and unlovely behavior we may think about or indulge in do not need to engender punishment or fear of it. We shouldn’t prop up sin as some god that will destine us to hell in the here or the hereafter. Sin–wrong belief and practice–has only the power we invest it with. It is a wooden god which may mesmerize us for a time but can never either give us anything or take anything away.
God is the one power and He is good. We express His rightness and goodness naturally, for He did not create or perpetuate evil. Divine Love’s love for each of us is here to inform and reform, not to damn and destroy. The false accusation of sin has no sticking power. The Truth of our own being is our strong and unwavering defense. We can stand on that perfect and loving Principle and put down the claims of evil, not as groveling mortals, but as the divine ideas which we in fact are and are ready to express.
This is wisdom. Take hold of the truth of your innocence rather than pleading guilty and either condemning yourself now or awaiting fearfully some future condemnation. God’s ever-presence and omnipotence requires that He actively fills all space. He will not stand for evil, and yet He will always stand by you, perpetuate His idea of you, and show you your freedom not only from sin, but from fear. Our innocence is stronger than our belief in our guilt. Don’t cower when you can conquer!
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