According to a dictionary, "redeem" means "to regain possession of." The truths taught and practiced by Christ Jesus are bringing redemption to the world. Jesus, through the Christ-spirit, which governed him, regained for the world the perfection never actually lost, but simply lost sight of. Christian Science has today brought the redeeming activity of the Christ to individual consciousness, restoring, through spiritual understanding, the purity, freedom, and dominion bestowed on man in the beginning. Man is made in God's image and remains so in Truth.

Christian Science is restoring to humanity spiritual vision and the ability to behold man's perfection and bring it forth in demonstration. Nothing less than the pure, spiritual fact of perfect God and perfect man, the basis of this teaching, can bring about redemption, because that only can be regained which was true in the beginning. Jesus understood the true selfhood of man as God's image, and he prayed (John 17:5), "Now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was."

Redemption, according to Christian Science, is not the attempt to make a mortal an immortal. Christian Science starts with perfect God and perfect man. It shows that good is spiritual, eternal, and divinely natural to God's man.

February 16, 1952

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