The True Nature of Man

"The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." With these words, Paul, in his first epistle to the Corinthians, challenges Christians to look beyond the human to the true concept of man as the son of God.

Obviously, Paul uses the word "natural" in the sense of unspiritual or material. A dictionary defines "natural," in part, as "in accordance with human nature."

In opposition to this human concept, what constitutes the spiritually natural man? Christian Science states unequivocally that the natural status of man is spiritual. This being true, man is not subject to the supposititious belief of life in matter, but now and always expresses the divine Mind in the spiritual qualities of health, plenty, and harmony.

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True Freedom
February 24, 1940

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