The New Creature in Christ

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.—PAUL.

THE Scriptures have not a little to say concerning the putting off of the old man and the putting on of the new; and Christian Science brings the subject very forcibly to our attention by making clear to us the necessity of doing this most important work at once. We no longer have to wait on gray hairs or decrepitude to reveal "the old man" here referred to; the young and the aged alike find themselves very intimately associated with this universal belief in the mortality of man, and they begin to-day, if they are wise, to put it off.

One of the great mistakes of the past has been the unwitting attempt to find the new man before taking the very first step towards putting off the old, and this has led to all sorts of erroneous theories and conclusions concerning God and His creation, so that men have groped on in darkness, trying to be good at times, trying to love the very opposite of themselves, while still believing mortal existence to be perfectly natural and of divine procurement. This well describes the inevitable result of serving two masters, whether ignorantly or intentionally, and of trying to put "new wine into old bottles."

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