Affirmation of Spiritual Truth

Christian Science reveals the truth about God and man. It proclaims the fact that God is perfect Mind or Spirit, perfect Love, eternal Life, infinite good, and that man is His image, reflecting or expressing Him perfectly. It makes clear that, God being infinite, naught in reality exists but God and His manifestation. Christian Science combats every attempt of the so-called carnal or mortal mind to have us believe otherwise. Thus, it denies that matter, the seeming opposite of Spirit, is real; that evil, the seeming opposite of good, is real. In this manner it stands squarely for God's allness and perfection, and for the perfection of man as God's spiritual idea.

The understanding of God and man which Christian Science gives is one of the most precious treasures anyone can possess. We are living, in belief, in a material universe, subject, it would appear, to material law, and frequently oppressed by that law: indeed it is this belief which causes all suffering. We are beset, seemingly, by an evil power under whose influence men sin, often with dire consequences to themselves and others. That is the situation in which mortals find themselves, and upon which Christian Science throws its spiritual light in order to dispel the darkness of error, thus freeing them.

Mrs. Eddy writes on page 466 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," "Science will declare God aright, and Christianity will demonstrate this declaration and its divine Principle, making mankind better physically, morally and spiritually." The truth has been declared aright by Christian Science, and its students are called upon to demonstrate that truth, even as did the master Christian. It is interesting to consider that Christian Scientists are in a measure doing what Christ Jesus did. He knew the truth about God and man and the unreal nature of matter and evil, and he brought his understanding to bear on all manner of disease, on all manner of evil conditions, realizing the unreality of these conditions, and in this way rectifying or healing them. His thought was strongly affirmative in that he held tenaciously to the truth; and it was this steadfastness that made him conqueror over error. Jesus knew the truth and applied the truth affirmatively, thus liberating those of his fellow men who sought his aid. And he said to others, even "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."

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Work and Rest
July 25, 1936

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