The Goal of the True Christian

The goal of the true Christian is to bring his life into accord with the divine order, the kingdom of heaven, in which alone is to be found the true purpose of his being.

The spectacular achievements of today in the intellectual and technological fields in no way render moral and spiritual values obsolete. They make these values more important than ever. Jesus made plain that morality and spirituality relate human life to the divine order, in which God's purpose for man is understood and fulfilled.

In endeavoring to attain his goal, the scientific Christian strives to bring forth a type of humanhood in which the divinity of the Christ is manifested, and he knows that in Christian Science he has divine authority for fulfilling his purpose. On page 272 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes, "It is the spiritualization of thought and Christianization of daily life, in contrast with the results of the ghastly farce of material existence; it is chastity and purity, in contrast with the downward tendencies and earthward gravitation of sensualism and impurity, which really attest the divine origin and operation of Christian Science."

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Attaining the Absolute
February 27, 1965

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