In our study of the Bible in the light of the divinely inspired textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, we find most beautiful and illuminating interpretations of the holy city, or the city of God, the city foursquare, Mount Zion, the new Jerusalem. Christian Science reveals that not only are these synonymous terms, but they signify the high and holy habitation of God.

The one most important teaching in regard to this city of God is the fact that it is not a place; it is a state of spiritual consciousness, expressed individually. Thus Mrs. Eddy defines the term New Jerusalem as "Divine Science; the spiritual facts and harmony of the universe; the kingdom of heaven, or reign of harmony" (Science and Health, p. 592). Christian Science demonstrates this realm of spiritual or divine consciousness, wherein the perfection of God's universe, including man, is found.

We have learned from the Revelation of Christ Jesus to St. John that nothing abides in this city "that defileth,... or maketh a lie" (Rev. 21:27). Here the water of Life is freely given to all. Sonship with God is here realized as the true status of man. This abode is filled with the glory of God; thus there is no need of sun or moon, and the gates of the city are forever open. Yet no evil can enter.

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