MAN'S INHERENT PURITY

Man, in Christian Science, is purely spiritual and spiritually pure. That this is true is clearly established in the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," she writes (p. 475), "Man is spiritual and perfect; and because he is spiritual and perfect, he must be so understood in Christian Science." And farther on she continues: "Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death. The real man cannot depart from holiness, nor can God, by whom man is evolved, engender the capacity or freedom to sin."

Thus it is seen that man's inherent purity derives from his birthright as a son of God, of whom Habakkuk declared (1:13), "Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity." Since purity is an attribute of God, a right understanding of the nature of God and of man's relationship to Him is requisite to and makes possible the expression of purity in our lives.

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