Christian Science teaches that since God made man in...

[Extracts from a talk given at the Palace of Entertainment, California Pacific International Exposition, San Diego, March 15, 1936, by Albert E. Lombard, Committee on Publication for Southern California]

Christian Science teaches that since God made man in His own image and likeness, the man whom God created is spiritual, not material. God endowed this man out of His own perfection. Therefore, this man is perfect. He is the true man or new man to whom Paul referred when he said, "Put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness" (Ephesians 4:24). God gave this true man dominion over all—a dominion which includes health, harmony, and peace. However, we see all about us men who are far from perfect—men who are in bondage to sickness, discord, and limitation. But there are not two sides to man, a kind of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde combination. There is actually only the true man or real man, whom God made. Thoughts which are hateful, dishonest, and fearful are counterfeits of the true man. The material, carnallyminded mortal has problems in economics, sociology, and morality because he fails to turn understandingly and unselfishly to God for guidance. Problems are unknown to the true man, who is always under the control of God's unerring law of good.

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From a letter dated 1901
July 11, 1936

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