Spirituality Breaks Material Fetters

Since the discovery of Christian Science in 1866, material limitations have disappeared at an ever-accelerated rate. Air transportation has developed, and through the invention of the telephone, radio, and television virtually instant communication over long distances has appeared. Added to this, mankind are now on the verge of interplanetary travel. We are about to break the bonds of ignorance that have chained us to this planet.

Christian Science is at work deep down in human consciousness, leavening the thought of mankind and bringing forth a freer sense of life. But regardless of the promising signs of progress in certain specific fields, much yet needs to be done in other segments of human experience. The ravages of war, disease, poverty, racial injustice, still take their toll. Humanity's technical progress has far outstripped its spiritual growth, and the continuing mission of Christian Science is to awaken the race more fully to the spiritually mental nature of reality and the immensely practical value of understanding God and the divine origin and nature of man.

Through healing the sick, cleansing the sinner, destroying poverty, hopelessness, loneliness, self-distrust, this Christlike Science proves its practicality to individuals in every walk of life. It heals their troubles by uplifting and harmonizing their inner thought-life. It leavens human consciousness with the divine qualities of love, purity, and integrity of purpose, and thus contributes mightily to the eventual evangelization and freedom of the entire human family. After all, humanity is a collective term, and it can be saved from evil only as each component—each man, woman, and child—becomes convinced of the validity and practicality of spiritual values and conforms his or her life to this high and happy standard.

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Testimony of Healing
"I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the...
April 27, 1968

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