It would be impossible for any one to believe more...

Birkdale and Southport (Eng.) Pioneer

It would be impossible for any one to believe more firmly and unequivocally in the divinity of Christ than Christian Scientists are taught to believe in it. It would be impossible to read the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and mistake that teaching, for it permeates the entire book. For instance, on page 333 one may read: "The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God." Christian Science finds no warrant, however, in Scripture for teaching that the personal and corporeal Jesus was God. His own words certainly do not justify any such contention. "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God." "Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done." Paul says, "There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."

Much confusion, it is safe to say, has arisen from regarding Christianity as a religion or creed, instead of as the truth about God and man as revealed in and demonstrated by Jesus and as having neither beginning of years nor end of days. Christian Science teaches that Jesus' mission was to disclose to humanity man's eternal spiritual nature, the truth of man's unity with God. "To this end was I born, . . . that I should bear witness unto the truth."

Christian Science declares that if we comprehend this truth to which Jesus bore witness, we shall find the freedom promised by him; that bondage to sin and sickness and misery is but evidence of want of knowledge; that the dawning consciousness of man's real existence as the image and likeness of God is the coming of Christ to the individual. And Christian Scientists know that to dispute the statement that Jesus was human and Christ divine would be to rob Christianity of its availability to man, and to deprive Jesus of his character as the "Wayshower." For by following the Pauline injunction, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus," as far as each may be able, they find themselves on that highway of which it is promised that the wayfaring men shall not err therein!

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