Paul's injunction, "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling," is accompanied by the promise, "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." From the Christian Science view point, salvation is very practical and includes much more than is embraced within the ordinary acceptation of the word. It becomes more than an abstract term embodying a future hope. Rather is it a very present event, "Now is the day of salvation."

With the Christian Scientist, salvation is an individual experience contingent upon individual understanding and assimilation of truth. In proportion as the individual gains a clearer concept of God and his relation to Him, he finds a present and available salvation, embracing every avenue of life,—that recognition of Truth which enters his consciousness and results in the elimination of all fear, doubt, discord,—whatever "maketh and worketh a lie."

"Be not Afraid."
January 7, 1905

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