So near is God to man,
When Duty must,
The youth replies, I can.—Emerson.

Christian Science has been revealed in this age to carry on to its completion the work begun by Christ Jesus; namely, the redemption of mankind from their belief in evil, not alone through faith in the great Teacher, but through their own understanding and demonstration of the Christ-truth. It emphasizes the apostolic injunction to "work out your own salvation," and to this end presents a concept of both good and evil which is consistent with the nature of Deity as infinite and perfect, and which forms a practical and effective basis for the efforts of mankind to save themselves from the delusions of an evil sense. Beginning with God as infinite good, and examining the whole claim of evil in the light of this truth, it shows evil to be only a human illusion, a condition of human consciousness in which Jesus said "there is no truth." The degree in which the student of Christian Science is convinced of the truth of its basic teaching, which declares the allness of God, will be the measure of his confidence in meeting and overcoming the various phases which a belief in evil would falsely attach to him.

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