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To Start Again
Those who accept what Christian Science reveals—the allness and goodness of God, Spirit, and the perfection of His man—should protect their knowledge of these transforming ideas and never let the insidious suggestions of the carnal mind betray them. If people are alert to this danger, they will not be caught off guard. With great wisdom Christ Jesus warned his followers, "What I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." Mark 13:37;
But what of those who forget the warning and find themselves shocked into remembrance of the standard they have denied? Backsliding often leaves the Scientist with an aftermath of remorse and morbid self-condemnation, whereas he should be quick to repent and reform and start again to prove man's sinless perfection in Science, or reality.
Christian Science makes it clear that sin is not pardoned without repentance and regeneration. But no one should wallow in the belief that he has been a mortal sinner. This great Science shows that God is the only creator and that the carnal, or mortal, mind is fundamental sin, the supposed maker of sinners. Mary Baker Eddy says, "The sinner created neither himself nor sin, but sin created the sinner; that is, error made its man mortal, and this mortal was the image and likeness of evil, not of good." Retrospection and Introspection, p. 67;
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Do We Need Money?
RICHARD H. STRAIN
"Before they call, I will answer"
ROSE L. KEMPTHORNE
Meeting Evil Instantly
JEAN LUCE LEE
"I cannot come down"
W. RALPH ROCKHOLD
The Crowing Cockerel
SUSAN BARRETT KUPPER
"Unselfish ambition, noble life-motives"
Vera Sohr Kelly
To Start Again
Helen Wood Bauman
William Milford Correll
THE POET PRAYS
I am grateful to have had many proofs of God's goodness and...
"When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the...
Doris M. Redgrove
I am most grateful for the effective healing power of Christian Science...
June Patterson Goodwin
Christian Science came into my life when I was three and went...
Marie Diane Oleson
One Sunday morning I was hurrying in order not to be late for...
Florence E. Stark