"SOUL-EXISTENCE"

The instruction and the example of Christ Jesus pointed to the goal which he expected all of his followers eventually to attain, namely the demonstration of life in God, Soul. The Master had difficulty in convincing those he taught that there is a spiritual kingdom, of which he was clearly conscious, and that mankind must forsake earthliness in order to recognize the ever present realm of God. He said to Nicodemus (John 3:11), "We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness."

Mary Baker Eddy glimpsed man's real life in Soul when she discovered Christian Science; and she eagerly sought to bring the vision of existence apart from material sense to the perception of those who were ready to accept her witness. She says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 167): "If we rise no higher than blind faith, the Science of healing is not attained, and Soul-existence, in the place of sense-existence, is not comprehended. We apprehend Life in divine Science only as we live above corporeal sense and correct it."

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