To think that the future life is of less concern to those...

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To think that the future life is of less concern to those who turn to Christian Science than "present physical health and financial prosperity" is to misunderstand or disregard its teaching and practice. The keynote of Christian Science longings is to be found in the words of Jesus on this very subject: "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." To seek the kingdom of God is to seek the highest possible sense of good (divine Life, Truth, and Love), which, being perfect, must be good forever—in the future as well as the present. Such seeking is a mental process which includes moral and spiritual regeneration, in forms that we can understand. "The emphatic purpose of Christian Science," says Mrs. Eddy (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 2), "is the healing of sin."

Christian Science cures cannot be satisfactorily accounted for upon any "physical grounds." Emotion and mental suggestion do not enter into healing processes which are purely spiritual. Also, it is a mistake to classify Christian Science with "other mind-cure methods throughout the ages." All so-called "mind-cures" are based upon material theories in which the human mind is considered more or less a healing factor. "Such theories," Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 185), "have no relationship to Christian Science, which rests on the conception of God as the only Life, substance, and intelligence, and excludes the human mind as a spiritual factor in the healing work."

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