The Saving Christ

Isaiah, in signifying the office of the Christ, presents God as saying, "I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house." And Mrs. Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 583) defines "Christ" as "the divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error."

The Christ, Truth, is bringing light to the darkened thought of ignorance, superstition, and fear; it is opening the prison door of error, destroying the power of evil beliefs with the knowledge of the all-power and ever-presence of God, good. And we owe much to our Leader for having given to the world this definition of the Christ, thus verifying the prophecy of Isaiah. Every student of Christian Science is proving Isaiah's statement as he gains in spiritual understanding, laying off the false for the true. But it may be in the dense darkness of material thinking that the weeds have to be uprooted in order that the flowers of Truth may grow; it may be in the very pit of loneliness and despair that room has to be made for the Christ to enter; it may be amidst dire temptation and fear that we are led step by step to behold God's image and likeness, the man of God's creating, the reflection of God, thus losing sight of the so-called Adam-man, the false material concept of creation.

November 26, 1927

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