Reconstruction

Christian Science reconstructs the body, as multitudes of the healed attest daily. It instructs individuals how to work out their own salvation by pulling down the false gods of fear, hate, doubt, and suspicion, and how to rebuild upon the foundation of truth, using the spiritual qualities of God. Individuals who have built up a false reliance upon materia medica, for example, must be willing to tear down and to clear away the rubbish in order to reach a firm foundation. The new man, born of the Spirit, can withstand the assaults of the enemy with the love of the real Mother and the power of the real Father. Mrs. Eddy, quoting Jesus' utterance, writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 27): "That Life is God, Jesus proved by his reappearance after the crucifixion in strict accordance with his scientific statement: 'Destroy this temple [body] and in three days I [Spirit] will raise it up.' It is as if he had said: The I—the Life, substance, and intelligence of the universe—is not in matter to be destroyed."

Christian Science also extends its healing authority to the nations. To-day it warns and exhorts them to reconstruct their substructures and superstructures so that they shall be free from the corroding influences of the past, from the superficialities and superstitions which now make reconstruction necessary. The secret motives which produced the world war must be eradicated so that the new order may rest upon the law of God. There were premonitions of impending danger before the great war, but they were not heeded.

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