Christian Science Practice

Christ Jesus was in no doubt as to the purpose and importance of his mission, or of the necessity for those who would gain salvation and eternal life to follow in his footsteps. "I am the way, the truth, and the life," he insisted, adding, "No man cometh unto the Father, but by me." The student of Christian Science, hoping to experience like blessings, accepts these words in their fullest significance, and undertakes so to order his life as to conform precisely with their message. Moreover, he knows that he can never gain his liberation through the works of another, nor make spiritual gain by mere profession. Demonstration alone insures progress; and, accordingly, he sets himself to prove his way into the kingdom of heaven through destroying every phase of error which presents itself for admission into consciousness.

In her characteristically direct style Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 450), "The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good." Here our Leader states both the mission of Christian Science and the method of its practice. Christian Scientists have proved this to be the way, the only way, be it said, since it is the way of the Christ, the redeemer of mankind, the way which all must follow.

Spiritual Understanding
April 26, 1924

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