"Forasmuch then, as we are the off-spring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent."
THERE IS A TIME WHEN a child is excused for using the keyboard of the Steinway for a serviette, because he just doesn't know any better. But it is reasonable to believe that the time is fast coming in that young man's life when he will find out differently, and then, if he is wise he will not try it again. The reaction will be sharp and painful.
There is a time when we ignorantly blunder through the laws of God and are apparently winked at, - "Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures", - but there comes a time when the sharp reaction of misusing a law becomes very apparent.
The puerile concept of Truth as a system or means whereby you can 'call upon ME', and get anything you want, - and then reverse the order and put a lot of negative ideas into play, will prove a broken reed. Whatsoever you accept as real for yourself or another, be it good, bad or indifferent will, if placed before the Stream of your Consciousness, come into full manifestation, - with its ensuing reward ;or pain.
What you see of evil in the universe is the projection of some accepted state of human consciousness which emanates directly from you, building up its little tragedy in the material world with you the chiefest actor.
Now that you have acknowledged and recognized this never-failing Power, you will be more circumspect about the slides you slip into the lantern of your consciousness.
The Bible contains much advice to those who 'have heard', such as, -
"With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."
"Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof."
"If thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth."
"He that uttereth a slander, is a fool."
"The scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off."
"Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from troubles."
"Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of LIFE."
"The POWER of Life and death are in the tongue."
"Therefore WATCH! and remember.. ."
Walter C. Lanyon