The Daily Meditation 09.24.2013
Evil is Created by Man
Ernest Holmes, Our Founder
Very emphatically the writer tells us that God never tempts any man. He says that God Cannot be tempted and that all temptation is from our own minds. It could not be stated more plainly. Evil is man created, while God —the Eternal Goodness— knows nothing about it. He is too pure to behold evil and cannot look upon it. Evil is the direct and suppositional opposite to good, and has no reality behind it, or actual law to support it. GOD TEMPTS NO MAN. It is a mistake to say the God tries us to see if we are fit to enter the kingdom of heaven. God tries no man.
We make our own mistakes, suffer from our own foolishness, and we must also make our own journey into righteousness. God was, is and will remain, the Essence of Life, Truth and Purity. Let us enter this Essence in belief and be freed from our unbelief and human mistakes.
All goodness and every good gift cometh from the Father of Light. Darkness has no father, but is an illegitimate child of superstition and unbelief, having no parentage in Reality. The Universe is not divided against Itself. The good teacher said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
There is no shadow of turning in the Truth. It is just what It is, and there can be nothing either added to or taken from It. It is One and never two. We enter the One through a consciousness of unity with It.
Ernest Holmes “Science of Mind” page 498
Ernest Holmes, Founder of Religious Science and Author of many books including “Science of Mind”
Rio Grande Center For Spiritual Living, Albuquerque, New Mexico.