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The True Man
Rockland (Me.) Gazette
The perfect man to whom Mrs. Eddy refers in her teachings is not the material but the spiritual man. Evil, which appears to be associated with man, is no more a part of his real self than the besmirching clay is a part of the diamond. St. Paul seems to have understood this point when he said, "And the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is," but "he himself shall be saved." He understood that it was not the man which was to be destroyed, but the evil—the error which seems to tarnish and hide the real man. Mortals instinctively understand this, hence we often hear it said of a bad person, "He is not himself, he is not a man."
It was the mission of Jesus to reveal in his own life the ideal man, and to demonstrate that the real man may assert himself, even to the overcoming of every material law. To prove this he lived a life of daily triumph, and finally ascended to the Father. It is the mission of Christian Science to show how he did this, and how we can overcome all evil and reach a life of perfection.
The Adam man was and is the false human concept of manhood which leads into sin and death. It is that sense of manhood which must be "put off" with its deeds, while the new man, "which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him," is "put on."
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Reading Room Work in New York City
with contributions from ELLA BERRY RIDEING, ROBERT E. CAREY
"By a prophet."
BLANCHE H. HOGUE
The True Sense of Love
EMMA HARRIS JAMISON
The True Man
In The Interior which was published October 26, there...
E. A. KIMBALL
Christian Science teaches that nothing less than a complete...
WILLARD S. MATTOX
with contributions from H. M. Ives, Charles Bookwalter, James W. Stewart, Frank Loveland, W. G. Lemmon, L. D. Apsley
"Our Debt to Christian Science."
"Nearer to thee."
ANNIE M. KNOTT
"Go in to possess the land."
JOHN B. WILLIS
Letters to our Leader
with contributions from WILLIAM B. JOHNSON, John C. Lathrop, Elizabeth Stevenson, C. A. Buskirk
When Christian Science came to me, I had been taking...
I feel that the time has come for me to join the ever-increasing...
Almira J. Dickinson
Christian Science has been the light of my life for eight...
John L. Crocker
I wish to express my love and gratitude for the many...
Louis A. Tournier
The Christian Science Hymnal tells us of the truth "that...
Bertha F. Webster
From my earliest recollections I was a sufferer from...
Elvie P. Gerry
In 1878 I had a very serious trouble with my eyes, which...
Theodosia D. Judd
Lincoln, the Man of the People
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with contributions from Adolph Roeder, H. H. Barber, Dean Hodges
with contributions from Stephen A. Chase