Everlasting Salvation

Christianity requires that sin, the apparently implacable foe of the human race, be eradicated in thought, word, and deed. This eradication can be scientifically achieved only through proving sin's illegitimacy and impotence when faced with the power of spiritual understanding which Christian Science unfolds to us. This Science lifts human thought above the doctrinal theory which represents salvation as a long process of extrication from evil, during which blessedness and harmony seem remote.

In "Unity of Good" (p. 59) Mrs. Eddy describes how it was that Christ Jesus was the Saviour of men. She makes it plain that he dealt with evil as illusion, not as reality. He saved men from believing in unreality and from enduring the consequences of their material beliefs. In place of dupery he saw spiritual illumination. What was in Jesus' thought when he said, "Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?" Was it not the conviction that he should and could demonstrate the omnipotence of good on behalf of an erstwhile sinner and sufferer? Did he not see the perfect man where others saw a doomed mortal?

Among the Churches
February 25, 1939

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