The Leading Reason for Morality

Many people today are giving thought to what morality is and whether they need to have a fuller and deeper understanding of it. What is morality? Surely it isn't merely the act of subscribing, in a perfunctory or forced way, to human behavior patterns of some particular time, place, or institution.

Christian Science provides the true basis for morality, or right human thought and action. This basis is the omnipresent, eternal law of God, the spiritual actuality of being. The knowledge of divine law, or spiritual truth, inspires wise and effective human behavior.

God has always been revealing the true nature of Himself as infinite Spirit and of man as His own infinite idea, or spiritual expression. A central point of all that Christ Jesus lived and taught is that Spirit, God, is the only Life and substance of man. And Christian Science teaches that Spirit does not create matter, the suppositional opposite of itself. Man is not a finite, material being separate from God. He is the wholly spiritual reflection of God. Mrs. Eddy writes of God: "He fills all space, and it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and individuality except as infinite Spirit or Mind. Hence all is Spirit and spiritual." Science and Health, p. 331;

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Negating Beliefs of Contagion
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