"The wells of salvation"

The prophet Isaiah says: "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation." Doubtless these words have brought hope and comfort to countless thousands of mortals since they were first uttered, but it is probable that many have gained inspiration from them without fully understanding just what salvation is and how it is to be obtained. Students of Christian Science have been helped in their endeavor to find the correct answer to these important questions by the definition of "salvation" given by Mary Baker Eddy in the Glossary of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," as follows (p. 593): "Life, Truth, and Love understood and demonstrated as supreme over all; sin, sickness, and death destroyed."

It is evident from the foregoing definition that salvation is a mental or spiritual experience which comes to the individual through a changed and improved state of consciousness. It is also plain that salvation is attained by gaining an understanding of Life, Truth, and Love. Furthermore, it is seen that the gaining of this understanding results in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death.

Obviously, sin, sickness, and death are the greatest enemies of mankind, and the overcoming of them through scientific salvation is humanity's greatest boon. To know, then, that these errors can be overcome through right thinking or right knowing, through understanding that Life, Truth, and Love are supreme, is not only of the greatest importance to mortals, but is the prime necessity.

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Healing as a Bugle Call
July 20, 1940

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