The Rights of Man

The world in general is becoming more and more aware of man's individual rights. Many political groups, whose philosophies of government widely differ, claim that they alone have the machinery that will assure the rights of minorities. Christian Scientists are extremely" grateful for this newly awakened liberal consciousness, since it is a sign of humanity's progress toward the Christian goal of the brotherhood of man. They know, however, that there is a deeper meaning to man's rights which is untouched by human knowledge and planning.

This deeper meaning is discovered in the spiritual rights that man possesses as the son of God. These rights are truly inalienable, and are man's by rightful inheritance. Does not Paul, who spent his entire Christian life telling the wonderful story of man's freedom, affirm in Romans 8:17 that we are "heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ"?

No Condemnation
March 2, 1946

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