Paul in a remarkable way reveals his spiritual understanding of the incorporeal Christ and its relation to every man when he says in his first letter to the Corinthians (15:19–23): "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. ... For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming."

Christian Science declares that because Christ is Truth, it always operates as light, or enlightenment, and is the only thing that humanity needs in order to be saved. Christ is that which saves us from the Adam-dream, or the false sense of existence. Christ is the truth of being, and this reality of our being unfolds gradually as we grasp it, claim it, and accept the actual understanding of true being.

If Jesus had possessed exclusive knowledge of God, he could never have been the Saviour; but he knew that all that he knew was the possession of all men in their true being. He knew that the divine facts which constituted his spiritual selfhood were available to all. The facts are therefore just as much ours as they were his, and he expected us to demonstrate this. Referring to her revelation of the Christ, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says in her book "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 164), "The Science of Christianity, that has appeared in the ripeness of time, reveals the incorporeal Christ; and this will continue to be seen more clearly until it be acknowledged, understood,—and the Saviour, which is Truth, be comprehended."

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