CHRISTIAN SCIENCE mercifully removes condemnation from the sinner by destroying his sin. Once sin is healed no shame should linger to mock the erstwhile transgressor, but only joy in the realization of man's immortal innocency. A dictionary definition of "heal" is, "To restore to original purity or integrity." And Christian Science reveals man as originally and perpetually pure and spiritually sound. It points to the Bible as its authority for asserting that man is not a mortal, but is God's image, incapable of sin and deserving no condemnation.

Whenever anyone stops erring through the demonstration of the great truths of Christian Science and is restored to natural moral integrity through them, he should consider himself deserving to be free from condemnation. Mary Baker Eddy thought so highly of Paul's well-known statement regarding freedom from condemnation that she said (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 113): "St. Paul was a follower but not an immediate disciple of our Lord, and Paul declares the truth of the complete system of Christian Science in these brief sentences: 'There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.'"

April 18, 1953

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