The Way

The way of salvation from suffering, limitation, failure, and lack is present. Christian Science teaches that one need not go elsewhere to find the solution for his problems or wait to be translated to a future heaven in order to experience the health, poise, harmony, and tranquillity which constitute the kingdom of heaven. The seeker needs only to change his thinking from a mortal, material sense of cause and effect to the spiritual sense—divine Mind and its universe of ideas. A consecrated study of the Bible and of the Christian Science textbook. "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." and other writings by Mary Baker Eddy, imparts the spiritual meaning of the great Biblical truths as revealed through Christian Science which will accomplish this mental regeneration. As the student honestly begins to put these truths into practice, he becomes increasingly aware of harmony in his human affairs, evidenced in health, happiness, and success.

The student of Christian Science learns that only as his thinking is governed by divine Mind does he express God's nature and being. It requires constant watchfulness to reject as illusion all that mortal, material sense presents, and persistently to affirm as the reality of being only that which conforms to and is compatible with divine Mind, God. Through this renewal of thought comes the spiritual discernment that God is not only our Father, but also the sustenance, maintenance, guide, strength, and preserver of all true being. Then it is perceived that His creation was and is Godlike, wholly good, and that evil in whatever guise is but an unsubstantial, illusive, mortally fabricated dream.

Freedom from discord cannot be gained by ignoring God any more than victory over any phase of human error can be had through ignorance. Salvation is individual and can be wrought out only on the basis of a knowledge of divine Mind, God, and of man's relationship to Him. In the Bible we read (Job 22:21), "Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee." And in Science and Health Mrs. Eddy defines God thus (p. 587): "The great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence." These passages show that communion with the Father not only is required, but is possible, anywhere, at any time.

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"As a little child"
February 8, 1947

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