As I considered these rights and the political and legal process for defining and protecting them, I was reminded of some even more important rights and an entirely spiritual method and power for their protection and enforcement. Speaking of her discovery of Christian Science a few decades after the Civil War in the United States, Mary Baker Eddy, wrote in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures:
“The voice of God in behalf of the African slave was still echoing in our land, when the voice of the herald of this new crusade sounded the keynote of universal freedom, asking a fuller acknowledgement of the rights of man as a Son of God, demanding that the fetters of sin, sickness, and death be stricken from the human mind and that its freedom be won, not through human warfare, not with bayonet and blood, but through Christ’s divine Science.”The rights of man as a Son of God!
The fetters of sin, sickness, and death stricken!
Freedom won, not through warfare or political debate, but through the law of Christ!
It is inspiring to consider these rights and methods. These are rights we can all agree on protecting!
You can learn more in Eddy’s book about your rights as a Son of God and how to win your freedom through Christ. Read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures online or purchase your own copy from Amazon. You can also read, borrow, or buy this book at the Christian Science Reading Room in Evergreen, Colorado at 4602 Plettner Lane.