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The Path to Freedom
"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32; When Christ Jesus spoke these words to his hearers and they questioned him, "We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?" it was evident that they did not comprehend that the Master was referring to the freedom conferred by demonstrating spiritual understanding. It is clear from the life and works of the Way-shower that this freedom is freedom from the evils that plague mankind—sin, disease, sorrow, poverty, and the like. The teachings of Jesus, made clear in this age by Christian Science, positively map out the path to this desirable goal.
When demonstrated, this Science proves that there is, in reality, nothing but God, perfect Life, infinite good expressing itself, and that creation, including man, is actually this expression. Therefore any condition that does not conform or measure up to the perfection of God's creation may be classed as unreal, to be discarded as illusion.
Spiritual progress unfailingly brings this unchanging truth to light and reveals true freedom and what it really means to every individual. The freedom we all need, and the freedom which, in reality, we all have as our birthright, is not the freedom to tread the blind path of self-love and self-will but the path of dominion over that which is ungodlike, destructive, baneful, and therefore unreal. We become acquainted with genuine freedom in proportion to our understanding of God and His creation. Spiritual sense demonstrates freedom—reality; material sense is bondage—unreality. The former must displace the latter before we can know freedom in its true sense.
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The Value of Moments
ELIZABETH GLASS BARLOW
Consider the Source
Barbara Thayer Sibley
Am I Ready?
The Path to Freedom
ROBERT JOHN ROBERTS
An Interview: with a Space Scientist
with contributions from Homer E. Newell, Jr.
Alan A. Aylwin
We Are "sons of God"
My father and I were riding down the highway one afternoon...
Gail L. Hubbell with contributions from Lillian M. Masonic
It has long been a sincere desire of mine to send a testimony...
Laura E. Kasdorf
Twenty-four years ago, many years before I became interested in...
C. Russell Blomerth with contributions from Melvin R. Thompson
In 1931, my husband and I lost a house through foreclosure of...
Dorothy H. Arend
My hope is that this testimony of my deep gratitude for many...
Anne Reid Kent Cox
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 439 - A Parent's Gift
with contributions from Florence Ludgate, Harlan Witham
Signs of the Times
Walter G. Litke