Christ Eternally Risen and at Hand

Many earnest Christians who are seeking salvation from the ills of the flesh long for the healing Christ, but often, believing Christ to be limited to a particular person in a far-off day, they, like Mary of old, cry (John 20:13); "They have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him." Christian Science brings to mankind the understanding that Christ, Truth, is not confined to any era, but is always at hand, and that proportionately to mankind's acceptance of the facts of being which Jesus taught will Christ's beneficent healing ministrations appear to humanity.

Christ is defined by Mary Baker Eddy as "the divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 583). In scientifically explaining and making available to mankind the Christ— the power of Truth to heal and save which Jesus taught and demonstrated—Christian Science shows on Biblical authority that man is the spiritual image and likeness of God, that he partakes only of the nature of Spirit, the one and only creator; and that therefore all the ills of human existence result from false mental concepts believed in by mortals.

Through false education the belief that man is material, subject to sin, disease, and death, has been accepted by humanity as real. What is subjective in human thought seems objective in human experience. Hence, as the thoughts which seem to produce such conditions are corrected with divine truths, all evils, including sin and sickness, can be healed through Christ. The recognition of the spiritual facts of true being is the discernment of the presence of Christ. The admittance of the spiritual facts of being into individual consciousness is the coming of Christ to the individual.

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Dwelling in Love's Atmosphere
April 5, 1947

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