When tempted

When individuals engage in wrongdoing, or sin, they tend to blame themselves. This produces the hurtful emotion of guilt. Wrong thinking, speaking, and acting should indeed be regretted, repented of, and forsaken. But proper regret includes no personal condemnation.

One of the foundation stones in scientific Christianity is the truth that the individual, as in reality the spiritual offspring of God, good, is never destroyed, but that sin—thoughts and acts opposed to good, omnipotent God—is expiated only as destroyed. This view of sin is so important that it finds expression in one of the religious tenets given by Mrs. Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, and subscribed to by all Christian Scientists: "We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts." Science and Health, p. 497.

To love God more
December 7, 1981

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