Triumphant Manhood

At the core of the troubles of the Christian churches today is the belief that man must be defeated on earth in order to attain the victory of eternal life. Mankind are beginning to suspect that this doctrine is illogical, and they are beginning to discard their belief in a God who would so rule the earth for a humanism that sees men as shaping their own destiny here and now. And some theologians are attempting to bridge the gap by declaring that although God as a transcendent Being is dead He lives in the lives and acts of men.

Christian Science, since its discovery by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866, has proclaimed that man is triumphant as the eternal child of God and that human beings can demonstrate this fact here and now in terms of triumphant individual experience. It has insisted that God's will for mankind is and has always been victorious life. And it demonstrates in its healing works that because defeat is unknown to the real man of God's creating one who understands something of his identity as the idea of the divine Mind can triumph over ill health, poverty, misfortune, as well as over sinful tendencies.

The logic of Christian Science begins with the fact that God is the divine Principle of all and that man is the idea, or image, of Principle. This Principle is Love, Truth, Life, Mind, the very opposite of matter and material laws. In fact, matter and material forces are but mental images expressed in and of mortal mind, a so-called mind opposed to God. The origin of all things is therefore, not in matter but in Mind. The seeming origin of things in matter is but a belief in mortal mind.

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No Dependence on Drugs
May 6, 1967

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