Saved by Grace Alone

The Scripture admonishes us to "grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." This admonition includes the two salient requisites of spiritual advancement. Mrs. Eddy has given to the world a demonstrable knowledge of the Christ, Truth. Briefly stated, it includes a spiritual understanding of God, an understanding of His very nature and essence, and of His creation as the perfect, harmonious expression of perfect Mind. Upon this scientific basis it is ours to grow steadily by the use of the talents and opportunities given us, until, as St. Paul commands, "we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ."

Grace signifies favor. Christians merit divine favor as they walk in the way which Christ Jesus pointed out and as their lives conform to the ideal manhood which Christian Science defines. In "Christian Science versus Pantheism" (p. 10) our Leader refers to the "grace of God" as "the effect of God understood." It is that exalted statement of goodness which comes from first knowing the right, then putting it into practice. In "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 205) Mrs. Eddy further says that "mortals who on the shores of time learn Christian Science, and live what they learn, take rapid transit to heaven."

July 1, 1916

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