Many centuries ago Jesus said "to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free;" and to-day, through the revelation of Truth in Christian Science, men are being freed from many false beliefs. Some of these false beliefs, in the guise of disease or physical disabilities, had apparently been binding men and women, and little children too, with iron shackles. Consecrated workers acquainted with medicine and surgery are doing what they can to alleviate or dispel these sufferings; but they are dealing largely with effect rather than with cause. In the light of the words of the Master, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing," it is seen that it is by spiritual means, or by the gradual replacement of material thinking by spiritual truth, that true healing can be effected. Thoughts of a sick and suffering body must be displaced, and in their stead must come the realization of man as ever spiritual and perfect—made in God's image and likeness, as the Bible tells us.

In the wonderful textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the inspired author, Mary Baker Eddy, tells us (pp. 476, 477): "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick." And this is what Christian Scientists to-day are endeavoring to do—to behold the perfect God-likeness, spiritual man, of whom a sick and suffering mortal is but a counterfeit, a false mental picture of the carnal mind, which Paul said is "enmity against God."

Allness of Divine Love
June 25, 1927

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