The many references throughout the Bible to "the way" indicate that mankind has been searching earnestly for the way to heaven, called in earliest times the promised land; by Christ Jesus, the Wayshower, the kingdom of heaven; and later, by John, the holy city. Today many are looking for peace of mind and are finding it through Christian Science, the way of Truth.

Too often suggestions of fear and insecurity tempt mankind to believe that the way is external to them, as indicated by the Israelites' long forty-year effort to reach the promised land, and later by frustrated attempts on the part of Christians to enter the kingdom of heaven by human means. Christ Jesus taught his disciples that the only way one can enter God's kingdom is by proving its reign within one's real, or spiritual, consciousness. He said (Luke 17:21), "The kingdom of God is within you." Christian Science, as discovered by Mary Baker Eddy through the study of the Bible alone, reveals that only as one becomes conscious here and now that man is one with God, good, as His expression can every suggestion of evil be dissipated and reality be his only experience.

A Christian Scientist known to the writer found himself suddenly ill and with pressing demands upon his time, which forced him at once to acknowledge and obey the one supreme and infinite God. He opened the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, at random and read the marginal heading on page 242, "The one only way," and then the sentence, "It is to know no other reality — to have no other consciousness of life — than good, God and His reflection, and to rise superior to the so-called pain and pleasure of the senses." He said to himself, "I know this, and I have risen superior to certain pains and pleasures of the senses." At once the sense of illness as well as the pressing demands simply failed to present themselves to him.

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