Our High Objective

Only the exalted teaching of Mary Baker Eddy can satisfy mankind's longing for a religion based on proof rather than profession. This teaching declares that the spiritual ideal—the unity of God and man as taught in the Bible and exemplified by Jesus—is already an established fact. Referring to this fact, the Master said, "I and my Father are one." When practically understood in Christian Science, this spiritual ideal is revealed as the high objective of all true religious effort and is capable of meeting every human need.

Furthermore, it is not a new Bible which Christian Science presents, but the beloved King James Version of our forefathers, explained and spiritually illumined and so made practicable in healing sickness and destroying sin. Christian Science presents, instead of that which the world as a whole has believed to be more or less visionary and impractical, the applicability and availability of the power of God.

Although popular opinion is accustomed to look upon religion as incapable of enduring the test of scientific investigation and proof, the striking successes of Christian Science show that spiritual facts are more than the opinions of religiously-minded persons. Spiritual facts do not tremble before the prospect of scientific test. On the contrary, spiritual facts, viewed in the light of Christian Science, loom larger and more substantial according to the investigator's powers of reason and observation, and according to his freedom from antiquated religious preconceptions.

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On Being Important
August 1, 1942

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