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Purity Ensures Success
Christ Jesus, the greatest teacher and healer who ever lived, proved that purity ensures success. He taught his disciples, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."Matt. 5:8; It was Jesus' purity of thought and life and his limitless understanding of the allness and perfection of God, Spirit, that enabled him to be victorious over all worldliness. He could discern in an individual his true spiritual being as God's perfect image or child. Thus he restored the sick to health, the sinner to goodness, and the dead to life. The Master never made a reality of sin, disease, or death. Since God, good, never had made such things, they did not exist in divine reality.
Purity is a joy-giving quality. As we strive to express this quality in our lives, as Jesus did, we see that it is essential to our happiness and to the working out of our salvation. Why? Because it enables us to discern the perfection of God and man. We begin to see that since Spirit is Love, it is the source of joy, of eternal wisdom, health, and freedom. We awaken to the fact that because man is God's spiritual reflection he dwells forever in the only Mind that really exists. Hence man is perfect and immortal. Being limitless, he can never be touched by material birth or death. Man is forever embraced in God's love and harmony, and he knows it.
According to Christian Science this real man is as close to us as our spiritual understanding. Then, as we acknowledge our oneness with God as His idea, we begin to express in our human experience a higher sense of self-control, holiness, patience, and a loving desire to help our fellowmen.
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RUSSELL E. HAPPEY
JEANNE ROE PRICE
Life—Before Birth and After Death
FRANCES B. ZIMMER
DORCAS OF JOPPA
Estella Mayer MacBride
GEORGE DEVEREUX BRYSON
Protected "from the violent man"
EDITH THACKWELL YOUNG
Purity Ensures Success
FLINT LEWIS TOWNSEND
Like Mary's Little Lamb
SALLIE SUE CARTWRIGHT
The Secret Place
WILLIAM MILFORD CORRELL
Safety in Divine Law
ALAN A. AYLWIN
In Chapter 103 of Psalms in the King James Version of the...
Mary Hardick with contributions from Alvin J. Hardick
Mrs. Eddy states on page 548 of Science and Health: "In this...
Grace E. Frickmann
One Saturday night I awoke in the middle of the night in great...
Ronald E. Hamilton
My introduction to Christian Science came when I began attending...
Alice Taft Widgeon with contributions from S. Marguerite Shoup
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 424 - When Youth Confronts Grief
The participants are John Lewis Selover, Ruth Harmon, and William Pead.
Signs of the Times
with contributions from J. S. Sewall, Woodrow Wooley