Reliance on Spirit, Not Matter

It may be said that the mission of Christian Science, as of Christianity, is to help humanity here and now gain a spiritual basis of being, thus saving men from themselves, that is, from a false sense of themselves. The Founder of Christianity, Christ Jesus, affirmed, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." John 4:24;

The fulfillment of this requirement demands the relinquishment of faith in and dependence upon material objects and objectives. The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, whose teachings are in accord with the Bible, writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Jesus demonstrated the inability of corporeality, as well as the infinite ability of Spirit, thus helping erring human sense to flee from its own convictions and seek safety in divine Science." Science and Health, p. 494;

Have We a Reason to Be Happy?
March 8, 1969

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