MUCH has been written and said about St. Paul's statement that "whom he [God] did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren." In Chrstian Science we learn that God has never known any other than the true man, His son, who by his very nature and relation to God was predestinated to prevail over every false sense and remain forever the expression of his Father's being.

Jesus was the first to bring into demonstration upon the human plane this spiritual man; and he was therefore called "the firstborn." But, "among many brethren" being added, we may accept the apostle's statement that "every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure;" and this expectation is sustained and confirmed by Paul's further statement that "whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified." What greater promise can humanity wish for? The Bible teaches that the body is transformed by the renewal of the mind,—that an understanding of health does away with the belief in sickness; that the knowledge of good reveals the unreality of evil; that a realization and acceptance of a spiritual sense of love, joy, peace, does away with any sense of resentment, injustice, or depression.

December 14, 1912

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