Changing the Human Concept

Many an individual has undergone the effect of change in his human experience. Some have experienced jarring changes in business relationships, in home and domestic associations, and in environment to such an extent that they have become fearful, even preferring to remain in a state of stagnation rather than to accept what appears to be a startling and discordant change. A dictionary defines "change" in part as "a succession or substitution of one thing in the place of another; alteration of conditions or circumstances." Even if we were to go no farther than to view the material progress of mankind, we should see that it has entailed many changes.

Christian Science gives one a new and enlightened perception of change. As the student studies this subject metaphysically, he understands that the one change necessary for his progress is a change that is wholly good. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, states in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 359), "Even though you aver that the material senses are indispensable to man's existence or entity, you must change the human concept of life, and must at length know yourself spiritually and scientifically." What a glorious promise comes with this change of a material for the spiritual concept, this giving up of a false sense of life in matter! Christian Science thus enables us to know man as spiritual, perfect, harmonious, and exempt from erroneous beliefs.

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