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SEEING MAN ARIGHT
Christian Science teaches us to behold man as God made him and knows him, the idea or individual expression of divine Love, ceaselessly manifesting perfection and entirely spiritual. This teaching is based on the Bible and accords with reason and revelation.
To be obedient to the requirements of this Science may at times appear difficult, especially when we are confronted with the false evidence of material sense, which asserts that man is a material entity, far removed from perfection, subject to inharmony, liable to sin, disease, and death. Yet from our efforts to demonstrate harmony in our human experience and bless all with whom we come in contact, it becomes clear that there is no path to this desirable end other than to hold thought steadfastly to the truth of perfect God and perfect man, perfect cause and perfect effect.
Occasionally, through lack of spiritual alertness, we may find ourselves experiencing erroneous conditions, and we may be brought up sharply to realize our mistake in not beholding our fellow men and ourselves as purely spiritual, the very manifestation of God, good. We can, however, immediately change our viewpoint. We can hold to the spiritual ideal and zealously guard our thought against self-condemnation. This subtle error would identify us with the false concept of man, which we are striving to forsake. On page 468 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy gives "the scientific statement of being," which reads in part: "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." Truly we cannot remind ourselves too often of this basic truth, nor affirm it too fervently.
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THE BREATH OF LIFE
ANNE R. ADAMS
SEEING MAN ARIGHT
ROBERT JOHN ROBERTS
THE IMPORTANCE OF DAILY STUDY
OLGA F. DE GROFF
Benjamin H. Woodcock
LOVE HEALS LONELINESS
MARIAN PITCHER CLARK
LISTENING FOR GOD'S VOICE
E. OLIVE DAVIS
A LESSON FROM THE LAST SUPPER
Robert Ellis Key
A PROCLAMATION OF UNIVERSAL SALVATION
RADIO PROGRAM No. 75 - A New Concept of Business
Desmond M. Donaldson
Rosemary C. Cobham
Preceding my acceptance of the...
William A. Herrick
I should like to express my gratitude...
For over forty years Christian Science...
With an ever-increasing sense of...
Leona B. Silverman with contributions from Robert Silverman
At a mothers' club meeting one...
It is with an overflowing sense of...
For the many blessings I have...
I have known about Christian Science...
Lillian M. Greene with contributions from Robert Dodd Greene
In gratitude for the many blessings...
Beryl Olive Williams
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Norman Hunter