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Uplifting the Spiritual Idea
In accordance with the first chapter of Genesis, in which we read that "God created man in his own image," and with the declaration of Jesus, "God is a Spirit," Christian Science teaches that man is wholly spiritual, and explains the relationship of God and man as Father and son. This scientific truth is unchangeable, immutable, immortal, and nothing can hinder or prevent each one from eventually realizing and thus demonstrating it.
In the first epistle of John, third chapter, the apostle proclaims the real nature of man when he says: "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure."
It was as if he had said, "Now man is spiritual, not material," although this fact is not and cannot be apparent to the material senses. In the degree that Christ, defined by Mary Baker Eddy as "the spiritual idea of sonship" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 331), becomes manifest in our lives, and thought is lifted above false concepts, we recognize the real man. Then human thought awakens to the glorious perception that man is now, and always has been, the son of God; and with this vision come the inspiration and desire to measure up to this understanding of real manhood.
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Annual Meeting of The Mother Church
with contributions from George Shaw Cook, Harry C. Browne, Margaret Murney Glenn Matters, The Christian Science Board of Directors, Edward L. Ripley, Ezra W. Palmer, The Board of Trustees, Manager of Committees on Publication, Lucia C. Coulson, A. Warren Norton, M. Rosamond Wright, William W. Davis, Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy
Love's Tender Lesson
LINDEN E. JONES
Uplifting the Spiritual Idea
The Sons and Daughters of God
In your report of an address in a recent issue the speaker...
Louis N. Denniston, Committee on Publication for the State of Connecticut,
A news item mentioning Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer...
Svend Pontoppidan Broby, Committee on Publication for Quebec, Canada,
In a recent issue a somewhat misleading reference was...
Miss Ellen Graham, Committee on Publication for Lanarkshire, Scotland,
The Deep Sea Fishers
Consecration of Energy
Evelyn F. Heywood
"If with all your heart"
with contributions from Minnie H. Maxwell, Florence Myles, Rena H. Eberly
About twenty-four years ago I had lost all interest in...
Edwin Carl Weisman
There is no use in having one eye on Christian Science...
Muriel C. Cooke
Christian Science was brought to me over twenty-three...
Emma Canterbury Wilson
Christian Science has been my only physician for over...
Vivian P. Rynalski
It is with a true sense of gratitude, as well as a sense of...
Harley H. Beagle
I am very grateful for Christian Science
Mary J. Mitchell
It is with much gratitude for the blessings received...
Leah M. Metcalf
EUNICE M. BRONSON
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Albert A. Chambers, E. Graham Wilson, Calvin C. Rittenhouse, Ralph Kendall Schwab, Harry L. Ice, E. H. S., Austin Pardue