OVERCOMING

The basis of Christian Science being the infinitude of God, omnipotent Mind, Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, together with man and the universe as the expression or manifestation of God, in His own likeness, spiritual, harmonious, and eternal, it must logically follow, in the thought of all those who accept these premises, that the contradiction or unlikeness of this Mind—all that is material, finite, and discordant—pertains to a false, unreal sense of being, which should be overcome, put aside. In our effort to realize the truth of being we have the teaching and example of Christ Jesus, made luminous by the great revelation of Truth known as Christian Science.

Christ, the true idea of God, was expressed through Jesus, who in his humanity cognized the unreal or illusory sense of existence and overcame it through his realization of the truth which makes free. Having the Christ-mind, Jesus was the first great overcomer, to whom is promised glory, blessing, and dominion; as we read in the Apocalypse: "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." This conquest of false sense, or unreality, all that is opposed to the divine reality and perfection, alone enables us to attain that unity with God, eternal Life, for which Jesus prayed, saying, "that they may be one, as we are." This entering into the true, divine consciousness effects the annihilation of all error; it is, indeed, the heavenly Jerusalem or "tabernacle of God," that wondrous city, "coming down from God out of heaven," in which there shall no longer be a consciousness of death; where there shall be "neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain," for God Himself "shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."

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