Pleasure versus Popularity

THROUGHOUT the world to-day, it seems, the question is uppermost, What are the young people coming to? Christian Science answers with confidence backed by the Bible promises, They are coming unto "the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ," for "they shall be all taught of God."

But some may continue to say, What of this false indulgence, these material pleasures which seem to fill the thoughts of the youth of to-day to the exclusion of things worth while? As we grasp and accept the above statement, we see that not one is going to be barred from the heavenly kingdom.

At the root of the seeming triumph of material pleasure is the old lying belief that man is separated from God; that he is growing and developing materially, and therefore must be amused, entertained, and instructed in and by matter's concomitants, sin and sensuality. This contradicts the account of the spiritual creation as "very good" in the first chapter of Genesis.

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Song and Salvation
April 9, 1932

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