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"Christian Science is absolute; it is neither behind the point of perfection nor advancing towards it; it is at this point and must be practised therefrom," states Mary Baker Eddy in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 242).
A dictionary throws interesting light upon the word "absolute," which is defined therein as "free from imperfection; perfect." No greater truth can be stated than that "Christian Science is absolute"—free from imperfection, wholly perfect; for Christian Science demonstrates the ever-presence of perfection and recognizes as real only that which manifests complete freedom from all claims of imperfection.
Christian Science declares that perfection is, and that man, as the reflection of God, is never imperfect, never "behind the point of perfection," nor is he looking up to perfection, "advancing towards it," but rather is he perfect now. We must necessarily practice Christian Science from this point of the perfection of God and man.
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ONE'S OWN DOORSTEP
ELLA H. HAY
CHILD OF GOD
Grace B. Millings
RUTH GAZZAM HAIGHT
THE JOY OF SERVICE
JEANNE ROE PRICE
BUSINESS BUILDING WITH CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
ROBERT JOHN ROBERTS
"A STAFF UPON WHICH TO LEAN"
MILDRED JASMINE JORDAN
THE FOG HAS LIFTED
KATHERINE TRIPP JENSEN
BY JACOB'S WELL
Pearl Strachan Hurd
THE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF THE SENTINEL
John Randall Dunn
UNDER GOD'S GOVERNMENT
Robert Ellis Key
"THOU WILT LIGHT MY CANDLE"
Dorothy M. Kiddoo
How very grateful I am to God,...
Christian Science came to me in...
Edna Beardsley Rogers
I am grateful to God for Christian Science...
One afternoon a few years ago...
Donald I. MacDonald
"He that handleth a matter...
Helen Zabel with contributions from George Zabel
With a sincere desire to bring...
Reginald John Munoz
"The Lord hath appeared of old...
Mary A. Jamison
It is time I brought some tithes. . .
Richard Claude Haw
Signs of the Times
with contributions from William Wood, H. Hard Hyslop, Thomas R. Humphrey, Victor Fiddes, Charles A. Wells, Ray Charles Jarman, Archdeacon E. A. North Ash