PURIFICATION

In the Bible we read (II Cor. 10:3–5), "Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." As students of Christian Science strive to be obedient to this admonition of Paul's, they find it necessary constantly to discipline their thinking, to reject each erroneous concept of man which mortal mind, so called, offers for acceptance and consistently to affirm and realize the spiritual fact of man's perfection in God's likeness.

Mary Baker Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 248): "Do you not hear from all mankind of the imperfect model? The world is holding it before your gaze continually." Newspapers, radios, television, billboards, and daily conversation paint pictures which give rise to fear of disease, of war, of lack, and so on. But the alert student of Christian Science is ever on guard to replace fearful suggestions with the spiritual, purifying truths as taught in Christian Science.

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