Mankind's Goal: To Be Born Again

The great work before mankind is to be born again, to overcome the suggestion of the carnal mind that man is material, and to demonstrate man's identity as the perfect expression of Spirit, God. Jesus said (John 3:3), "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Christian Science reveals this kingdom, not as afar off, but as possible of attainment here and now through rebirth.

Through consecrated study of the Bible and the writings of Mrs. Eddy, the student of Christian Science continually advances in spiritual understanding. This understanding gives him the true view of creation as spiritual and of man as God's image and likeness. As he loves God supremely and is obedient to His laws, he is freed from the belief that Life, God, can be in matter; he is being born again.

Mrs. Eddy says in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 15): "The new birth is not the work of a moment. It begins with moments, and goes on with years; moments of surrender to God, of childlike trust and joyful adoption of good; moments of self-abnegation, self-consecration, heaven-born hope, and spiritual love." Everyone who is born of the flesh has this work to do before he can lay aside mortality and recognize himself as the son of God.

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