Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
Truth brings the elements of liberty. On its banner is the Soul-inspired motto, “Slavery is abolished.” The 30Mental emancipationpower of God brings deliverance to the cap‐tive. No power can withstand divine Love. What is this supposed power, which opposes itself to God? 225 225:1Whence cometh it? What is it that binds man with iron shackles to sin, sickness, and death? Whatever enslaves 3man is opposed to the divine government. Truth makes man free.
You may know when first Truth leads by the few‐6ness and faithfulness of its followers. Thus it is that Truth’s ordealthe march of time bears onward freedom’s banner. The powers of this world will fight, 9and will command their sentinels not to let truth pass the guard until it subscribes to their systems; but Science, heeding not the pointed bayonet, marches on. There is 12always some tumult, but there is a rallying to truth’s standard.
The history of our country, like all history, illustrates 15the might of Mind, and shows human power to be propor‐Immortal sentencestionate to its embodiment of right thinking. A few immortal sentences, breathing the omnipo‐18tence of divine justice, have been potent to break despotic fetters and abolish the whipping-post and slave market; but oppression neither went down in blood, nor did the 21breath of freedom come from the cannon’s mouth. Love is the liberator.
Legally to abolish unpaid servitude in the United 24States was hard; but the abolition of mental slavery is Slavery abolisheda more difficult task. The despotic tenden‐cies, inherent in mortal mind and always ger‐27minating in new forms of tyranny, must be rooted out through the action of the divine Mind.
Men and women of all climes and races are still in 30bondage to material sense, ignorant how to obtain their freedom. The rights of man were vindicated in a single section and on the lowest plane of human life, when Afri‐226226:1can slavery was abolished in our land. That was only prophetic of further steps towards the banishment of a 3world-wide slavery, found on higher planes of existence and under more subtle and depraving forms.