Progress Is Indispensable

An American manufacturing firm uses this slogan: "Progress is our most important product." This concept is more fundamentally true of the Christian Scientist, for progress is the big factor in his welfare. Solutions to his problems come to light as he makes spiritual progress. Health, harmony, supply, and satisfaction result from this progress.

Perfection is a spiritual fact. Christ Jesus commanded, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matt. 5:48; As a guide to us on the way to our goal, we have these words by Mrs. Eddy: "Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power. These proofs consist solely in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death by the power of Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them. This is an element of progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil." Science and Health, p. 233;

Since progress is the divine demand and law, he who is fulfilling this mandate for progress will be gaining a higher and more spiritual sense of being. Humanly speaking, the steps to perfection are not instantaneous but gradual and progressive, although certain and scientific if the rules of Christian Science are followed.

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