LAW AND SALVATION

THE kingdom of heaven, which is everyone's goal in seeking salvation, is the reign of God in individual consciousness. Through Christian Science one finds that salvation is not a last-minute push into heaven, but a moment-by-moment transformation of mind and body. Regeneration, whereby one changes his standpoint of life from flesh to Spirit, is worked out only through obedience to divine law. In this regeneration, the healing of sickness is as much a condition of salvation as is the healing of sin.

Mary Baker Eddy says in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 211), "Christ points the way of salvation." Christ Jesus designated obedience to law as the means of salvation. To one who asked (Mark 10:17), "What shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" the Master answered, "Thou knowest the commandments." Jesus taught the same lesson by sublime means on the mount of transfiguration. Three of the Gospels describe the event when the Master, with Peter, James, and John, retired to a high mountain to pray. Luke's Gospel says (9:29-31): "And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem."

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