The Breadth of Scientific Christianity

Christian Science is scientific Christianity. It meets the needs and the demands of a scientific age. The breadth of its application is unlimited. It does what creed and ritual, tradition and theory do not do; it satisfies the spiritual hunger of humanity. The desire of many able religious thinkers is for substance without shadow. Mankind are awakening to the potential of both true religion and the men who follow it.

In the development of spiritual understanding in the thought of his disciples, Jesus first taught them in parables; and on occasion he took them aside from the crowd and explained the meaning of his lessons. But when the disciples matured in their grasp of Truth, they no longer needed this method. Jesus then said to them (John 16:25), "The time Cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father." And when he told them that he would leave the world and return to the Father whence he had come, the disciples replied, "Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb."

Similarly, scientific Christianity has gone beyond the need of symbols in worship; the truth of being is no longer hidden but can be known clearly without the accompaniment of matter. Substance is not lost in shadow. The purpose of Christianity is understood to be the spiritualization of the human mind whereby the material sense of man is put off and spiritual man, made in God's likeness, is revealed, existing intact in the Father Mind. This understanding acts as a law of mercy to heal the sinful, the sick, the maimed.

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