In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 19), "Jesus aided in reconciling man to God by giving man a truer sense of Love, the divine Principle of Jesus' teachings, and this truer sense of Love redeems man from the law of matter, sin, and death by the law of Spirit,—the law of divine Love." A truer sense of anything reveals it more exactly and correctly. Jesus demonstrated for mankind the true sense of God as divine Love and thus proclaimed for eternity man's freedom from discord and death, which stem from an erroneous sense of an unloving, imperfect source or creator. Mankind is redeemed from sin, sickness, and destruction through the Christ-consciousness, which cognizes perfect God and perfect man.

Redemption from sin and healing of pain, disease, lack—all inharmony—are effects of the acknowledging of spiritual perfection here and now. God's absolute, unwavering goodness was taught and proved by Jesus, who said (John 14:12), "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." It is imperative then that we discern the sovereignty of immutable Love, for his prophecy rests on the requisite of believing or understanding his teaching. To apprehend man, God's reflection, necessitates forsaking the myth of an Adam creation and its fallacious, imperfect material history, and seeking to understand Love's creative wisdom.

Jesus gives us the truth of spiritual being, which posits its own correlative—the nonexistence of evil, mortality, error, imperfection, or matter. Inspiration, peace, and strength are found in the Saviour's sense of perfect Love. Are we awake to it? If so, we grow in unselfishness, kindness, and generosity through conquering self-will, self-importance, and greed and rejoice in Love's ever-presence, which provides protection by destroying belief in and fear of Love's absence. Divine Love measures no physical sense of time, space, and a mortal man. Divine Love includes no physical sense at all.

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